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Philosophy of Education

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January 31, 2011 Philosophy of Education John Dewey 1859 - 1952 -- equates to having seen a lot of social change (before the civil war, both world wars, etc) from Vermont His Different Philosophies pragmatism - philosophy should be practical, not beyond the comprehension of human beings instrumentalism - knowledge is just a tool experientialism (experimentalism) -- bring the real world into the classroom, bring the classroom out into the real world (ex: field trips) Father of progressivism strong affinity for science and technology socialism -- founder of the American Socialist Party, early supporter of the Rus-
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Unformatted text preview: sian revolution (later became a critic of Stalin), equal opportunity/voice for all ‣ to blame for: the education system going soft (kids are challenged, etc), the 60’s • His Pedagogic Creed ‣ Dewey’s creed published as a pamphlet ‣ believed teachers were the path to creating a utopian society -- their job was to change the world and make it a better place ‣ teaching is not about imposing habits and learning on students, but creating an environment that allows students to want to learn ‣ stressed self-discipline (example: student government -- if you want a student to learn, let them do)...
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