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John Dewey

John Dewey

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philosophy of Education
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(1859-1952)
Education is life itself.- John Dewey 
 
 
Born 1859, Burlington, Vermont, USA. Died 1952.
American philosopher and regarded as the leading educator of his day.
Major books include"Democracy and Education" (1916)"Logic" (1938)"Experience and Education" (1938).
Rejected authoritarian teaching methods.
His educational theories were permitted by his primary ethical value of democracy.
Regarded education in a democracy as a tool to enable the citizen tointegrate his or her culture and vocation usefully.
To accomplish these aims, Dewey said radical reform was needed onboth pedagogical methods and curricula.
He lectured all over the world and prepared educational surveys forTurkey, Mexico, and the Soviet Union.
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John Dewey believed that learning wasactive and school tasks unnecessarily longand restrictive. His idea was that childrencame to school to do things and live in acommunity which gave them real, guidedexperiences which fostered their capacityto contribute to society. For example,Dewey believed that students should beinvolved in real-life tasks and challenges:
Philosophy of Education

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