Experience And Education
Experience and Education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century. Written more than two decades after Democracy and Education (Dewey's most comprehensive statement of his position in educational philosophy), this book demonstrates how Dewey reformulated his ideas as a result of his intervening experience with the progressive schools and in the light of the criticisms his theories had received.
Analyzing both "traditional" and "progressive" education, Dr. Dewey here insists that neither the old nor the new education is adequate and that each is miseducative because neither of them applies the principles of a carefully developed philosophy of experience. Many pages of this volume illustrate Dr. Dewey's ideas for a philosophy of experience and its relation to education. He particularly urges that all teachers and educators looking for a new movement in education should think in terms of the deeped and larger issues of education rather than in terms of some divisive "ism" about education, even such an "ism" as "progressivism." His philosophy, here expressed in its most essential, most readable form, predicates an American educational system that respects all sources of experience, on that offers a true learning situation that is both historical and social, both orderly and dynamic.
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Inasmuch as teachers of the “new” education have avowedly applied the
teachings of Dr. Dewey and emphasized experience, experiment, purposeful
learning, freedom, and other well-known concepts of “progressive education,” it is
well to ...
Progressive Education The Need of a Theory of Experience Criteria of
Experience Social Control The Nature of Freedom The Meaning of Purpose
Progressive Organization of Subject-Matter Experience—The Means and Goal of
Education 17 ...
Progressive Education MANKIND likes to think in terms of extreme opposites. It is
given to formulating its beliefs in terms of Either-Ors, between which it recognizes
no intermediate possibilities. When forced to recognize that the extremes ...
The gap is so great that the required subject-matter, the methods of learning and
of behaving are foreign to the existing ... new education, we may, I think, discover
certain common principles amid the variety of progressive schools now existing.
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The popularity of John Dewey, American pragmatist philosopher and education reformer, has largely waned. But during his 90+ years of life, he was one of the most famous public intellectuals alive ... Read full review
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since I entered Library and got an introduction of John Melvil Dewey I was very interested in him and thought that he was the cause of millions of people to be majored in several subjects from his classification system.........! Read full review