Definition of Pestalozzian in English:

Pestalozzian

Pronunciation /ˌpɛstəˈlɒtsɪən/

adjective

  • Of, practising, or relating to the system of elementary education introduced by Pestalozzi, who aimed to develop children's faculties in a natural order, beginning with the perceptual powers and making much use of object lessons.

noun

  • An adherent of the system of Pestalozzi.

Origin

Early 19th century. From the name of J. H. P. Pestalozzi, Swiss educational reformer + -an.