Ovide Decroly

Psychologist, Deceased Person

1871 – 1932

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Who was Ovide Decroly?

Jean-Ovide Decroly was a Belgian teacher and psychologist.

He studied medicine at the University of Ghent, with half a year at the University of Berlin where he studied the action of toxins and antitoxins on general nutrition in 1898. He later worked with handicapped children at the neurological clinic in Brussels.

Decroly founded The Hermitage School in 1907. He was a freemason, and a member of the lodge Les Amis Philanthropes of the Grand Orient of Belgium in Brussels. Nowadays the "Ecole Decroly" is following his pedagogical approach.

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Born
Jul 23, 1871
Ronse
Nationality
  • Belgium
Profession
Education
  • Ghent University
Died
1932

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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