Johann Friedrich Herbart
Philosopher and Moral Educational Thinker
Study under Fichte (a German philosopher) at Jena
Became a tutor at Interlake, Switzerland, from 1797 to 1800.
Moved home to Göttingen in 1833 to be a professor.
Wanted to prove that learning and education could be treated by deductive reasoning.
Felt that education was a moral ideal.
Felt that all people were born with the same mental opportunities but were dependent on the combination of presentations a person witnessed along with periods of long, mature reflection.