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1 Reading Response “My Pedagogic Creed”: Hannah Darphin Dewey, John (1897). My Pedagogic Creed. The School Journal, Volume LIV (Number 3), 77- 80. My Pedagogic Creed is John Dewey’s famous comprehensive philosophy on education. He organized his ideas into five articles: “What Education is”, “What the School Is”, “The Subject-Matter of Education”, “The Nature of Method”, and “The School and Social Progress”. Dewey believes that the purpose of education is to help guide a child to become an active member of society, understand the group’s viewpoint, and work for the betterment of humanity at large. This is a process that must take into account how a child’s natural interests and skills may be used for the betterment of society. The institution of school allows a child to be introduced into a simplified form of society. School should increasingly develop on home life, showing the child the meanings behind familiar activities and how he may contribute. Dewey affirms that the teacher’s job is to guide the child to experiences that a member of
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