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1 I. The School and Social Progress
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2 Introduction I bet you will like the readings this week and hereafter. Dewey has much insight into learning and you will find his knowledge useful in your teaching. The first three chapters of The School and Society were three lectures he gave to parents and teachers at his Lab School.
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3 Dewey encourages us to take a broader, or social view, when we look at education, and not to limit us to the individualistic standpoint. “Here individualism and socialism are at one.” How? He emphasizes discipline and character building (p. 8). Dewey analyzes the differences in learning: in the classroom, it is artificial; in real life, authentic (p. 9). Dewey points out the right reasons for manual training and the purpose it should serve (p. 10).
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4 Active occupation : the aim is not the economic value of the products, but the development of social power and insight . Then he gives the example of geography (p. 13). Dewey is interested in helping children gain a realization of the historical development of man (p. 14). I ask you to think about goals of education today: do we have similar goals? I like the example he gives. In the Lab School children learned the difference between wool and cotton and understood which one was preferred by earlier people. The purpose of the activities in the Lab School was for understanding (not for training weavers, for example), for understanding how things came into being, understanding science, history, etc (p. 15).
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5 “The occupation supplies the child with
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