Professor W A Landman
His thinking and philosophy
- Prof Landman's 2003 occasional speech
Professor Landman made significant contributions to the application of
phenomenological method in the field of Education. In this respect
he proved to be an original thinker in his own right who dared to follow
his own convictions. This is reflected by the fact that the approach
of a number of teachers' training institutions in South Africa has
been influenced by Prof Landman's thinking in one way or another.
"For the past 30 years Prof Landman has enjoyed academic recognition,
not only in South Africa. Overseas researchers and authors took due note
of his work in the educational disciplines. Several recent scientific
studies have put his contributions in proper perspective"* (University of
the Orange Free State 1995:17).
"One could truthfully state that the quality of Landman's contribution
to the field of Pedagogics produced a radical change in educational
thought. This is revealed by the fact that presently one cannot engage
in fundamental pedagogics without taking his thinking into consideration"* (Lemmer 1987:4).
- C.J. Lemmer's doctoral thesis (University of South Africa, 1987)
entitled: W.A. Landman as pedagogue: a Study in Fundamental Pedagogics*
represents a study of Prof Landman's educational thinking.
- W.A. Hendrikz (University of Pretoria, 1995) discusses Prof Landman's
work in his PhD thesis entitled: Views of some morality
philosophers and its significance for education.* Chapter 6: A
philosophical grounding for the phenomenon 'morality' by Willem Adolf
*[Compiler's free translation.]