Democracy and Education by John Dewey
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Democracy and Education
By John Dewey

Democracy and Education

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

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Democracy and Education by John Dewey

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John Dewey (1859-1952) believed that learning was active and schooling unnecessarily long and restrictive. His idea was that children came to school to do things and live in a community which gave them real, guided experiences which fostered their capacity to contribute to society. For example, Dewey believed that students should be involved in real-life tasks and challenges: maths could be learnt via learning proportions in cooking or figuring out how long it would take to get from one place to another by mule history could be learnt by experiencing how people lived, geography, what the climate was like, and how plants and animals grew, were important subjects Dewey had a gift for suggesting activities that captured the center of what his classes were studying. Dewey's education philosophy helped forward the "progressive education" movement, and spawned the development of "experiential education" programs and experiments.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781595478474
ISBN-10: 1595478477
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: NuVision Publications
Publisher: NuVision Publications
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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How We Think by John Dewey How We Think, Paperback (November 2010)

John Dewey was a brilliant philosopher who took a scientific approach to intellectual development. This book takes this approach. It can break you free from set learning patterns and allow you to help others make significant breakthroughs in their learning abilities.

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