When it comes to education, intuition is like a spark. It becomes an illuminating light when supported by linguistics.

Aminata Sarr, Founder

#1

A universal process of learning

“None, absolutely none of the great vital acquisitions are made by apparently scientific processes. It is by walking that the child learns to walk; it is by speaking that he learns to speak; it is by drawing that he learns to draw. We do not believe that it is an exaggeration to think that such a general and universal process must be exactly valid for all education, including school education. And it is on the strength of this certainty that we have carried out our natural methods, the value of which the scientists are trying to contest.” (translated from french from https://www.icem-pedagogie-freinet.org/la-methode-naturelle)

Célestin Freinet

Linguistic perspective

The process of building a competence as described by language acquisition specialists such as Jean-Emile Gombert allows us to vindicate a universal process of acquisition that is valid for all languages.

Célestin Freinet’s intuition is today justified and well-defined by both language science and cognitive psychology.

A common way of learning, a Madrasa Pedagogy principle

Madrasa Pedagogy recognizes that there is a universal way to acquire language and has built its educational framework on evidence from language science and cognitive psychology.

Madrasa Pedagogy Educational Framework is a three steps framework that lead to competence : the Pragmatic, the Epipragmatic and the Metapragmatic.

Madrasa Pedagogy principle

#2

The natural method

“By groping, the child is constantly seeking, consciously or unconsciously, the essential and constructive response to the complex problems of life.”
(translated from french from https://www.icem-pedagogie-freinet.org/la-methode-naturelle)

Célestin Freinet

Linguistic perspective

Peirce is not only a semiotician, he is also a logician. He is the first logician who had recognized the importance of a reasoning called abduction. Abduction is a form of reasoning that is used in the most common situations as well as in scientific research.

Abduction is one reasoning among others like induction , deduction, dialectic, divergence, insight.

Reasoning in Madrasa Pedagogy

Madrasa Pedagogy’s learning environments are problem-solving simulators that enable the learner to mobilize and reorganize his resources to achieve goals that matter.

Madrasa pedagogy has identified three types of resources that can be engaged in teaching situations.
Reasoning is one of them. Madrasa Pedagogy aims to develop all forms of reasoning.

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