A system of manual training originating in Sweden, based upon the use of hand tools in woodcarving and joining.
Webster's New World
A knife for carving.
Other Word Forms of Sloyd
Origin of Sloyd
Swedish slöjdskill, skilled labor Old Norse slœgdhdexteritysleight
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Swedishslöjd (“handicraft, handiwork, skills")
Sloyd Sentence Examples
In the last year practice in teaching is obtained at the primary " practice " school attached to each college, and students are also taught to make models explanatory of the various subjects of instruction after the manner of the Swedish Sloyd (Sli jd) system.
Wide attention was attracted to Swedish educational methods principally by the introduction of the system of Sloyd (slojd), initiated at the Naas seminary near Gothenburg, and concerned with the teaching of manual occupations, both for boys and for girls.
The School of Mechanic Arts and Trades (Escuela de Artes y Oficios) of Santiago has a high reputation for the practical character of its instruction, in which it is admirably seconded bya normal handicraft school (Sloyd system) and a night school of industrial drawing in the same city, and professional schools for girls in Santiago and Valparaiso, where the pupils are taught millinery, dress-making, knitting, embroidery and fancy needlework.
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