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Ruston_RP1_comments - EDUC 4112 October 20th, 2007 Response...

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EDUC 4112 October 20 th , 2007 Response Paper 1 Do I agree with Dewey’s Creed? I believe that all education proceeds by the participation of the individual in the social consciousness of the [human] race. This process begins unconsciously almost at birth, and is continually shaping the individual's powers, saturating his consciousness, forming his habits, training his ideas, and arousing his feelings and emotions. Through this unconscious education the individual gradually comes to share in the intellectual and moral resources which humanity has succeeded in getting together. He becomes an inheritor of the funded capital of civilization. --- Dewey, J. (1897, January). My Pedagogic Creed. School Journal (54) , 77 - 80. In John Dewey’s, My Pedagogic Creed , he explains learning as primarily an activity, which arises from the personal encounter of wrestling with a problem. This ideology of learning and education was very different than the dominant school practice of his time where students are given information and facts that have been boxed up and predigested by teachers and textbooks. Dewey’s creed, in my opinion, is arguing that the schools are not giving an authentic learning environment but only a continuous buildup of facts, fed to the students, who are tested and then soon forgotten. Barbara Tuchman said it best, “Learning from experience is a faculty almost never practiced.” It is hard to
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