Läs gärna berättelsen om Otto Salomons gärningar! Sammanställt av Hans Thorbjörnsson.
Salomon created what he called Swedish educational sloyd or Nääs-slöjd. Most important was the system —a number of principles or aims that should not to be changed.
The system of educational handicrafts included the following aims.
(Numbers 1 to 8 are of a formative character, numbers 9 and 10 can be classified as utilitarian).
- To instil a taste for and an appreciation of work in general.
- To create a respect for hard, honest, physical labour;
- To develop independence and self-reliance.
- To provide training in the habits of order, accuracy, cleanliness and neatness.
- To train the eye to see accurately and to appreciate the sense of beauty in form.
- To develop the sense of touch and to give general dexterity to the hands.
- To inculcate the habits of attention, industry, perseverance and patience.
- To promote the development of the body’s physical powers.
- To acquire dexterity in the use of tools.
- To execute precise work and to produce useful products.