Experience and Education

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Kappa Delta Pi, Jan 1, 1998 - Education - 181 pages
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User Review  - Nelson Zagalo - Goodreads

This is a very interesting book from Dewey because it was written two decades after his first propositions for a new education (Democracy and Education, 1916), and a decade after some schools started ... Read full review

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A concise presentation by Dewey of his influential theory of education. After cogently developing his philosophy of experience, Dewey demonstrates the consequential difficulties with both the ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
1
THE NEED OF A THEORY
12
CRITERIA OF EXPERIENCE
23
THE MEANING OF PURPOSE
77
PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATION
86
EXPERIENCETHE MEANS
113
Deweys Experience and Education Revisited
131
Implications for Teaching
150
An Invitation to Think
168
CONTRIBUTORS
176
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John Dewey was born in 1859 in Burlington, Vermont. He founded the Laboratory School at the University of Chicago in 1896 to apply his original theories of learning based on pragmatism and "directed living." This combination of learning with concrete activities and practical experience helped earn him the title, "father of progressive education." After leaving Chicago he went to Columbia University as a professor of philosophy from 1904 to 1930, bringing his educational philosophy to the Teachers College there. Dewey was known and consulted internationally for his opinions on a wide variety of social, educational and political issues. His many books on these topics began with Psychology (1887), and include The School and Society (1899), Experience and Nature (1925), and Freedom and Culture (1939).Dewey died of pneumonia in 1952.

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