Experience and education

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Collier Books, 1963 - Experience - 91 pages
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This book reads as a defense of Dewey's progressive schools in the early-mid 20th century. As the title implies, it urges education to consist of meaningful and purposeful (and actual) experiences for ... Read full review

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What most surprised me was how a book written in 1938 could have so much relevance to education today. I was assigned to read a couple of chapters for professional development and found myself getting ... Read full review

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Traditional vs Progressive Education
The Need of a Theory of Experience
Criteria of Experience

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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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