John Dewey

  • John Dewey Pragmatism

    Born: October 20, 1859
    Death: June 1, 1952
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    Teaching Career

  • "Democracy and Education" Part I

    Focusing on John Dewey's most influential or highly regarded works, "Democracy and Education", I wanted to focus on the revolution of teaching that Dewey imagined. Firstly, Dewey believed that everything taught to students should be done so by doing. Interaction with the learned themes in classroom was key to creating the learned experience, thus having students do, rather than only through the "Teaching as Transmission" method as described by Boyles, and "Building Community" by Dewey himself.
  • "Democracy and Education" Part II

    While Dewey believed that community is a large part of evolving and maturing one's learned experiences, he also believed that classrooms should not be conformed to teach in such a transmission type of way that it drowns out what the students were there to do, learn the necessary school studies, but to also learn expressionism and imagination. Creativity being one of the main functional ingredients that one might hear Dewey speak of so often. This second section was known as "transactional".
  • "Democracy and Education" Part III

    The revolutionization of teaching as a concept was arguably Dewey's major contribution to the philosophy of science and educational value of that science. Sparking the urgence of imaginative hands-on approach to teaching rather than the drowning of monotony, which was typical of transmissional teaching at its core, or when used only in this fashion and not combined with a way for students and teachers to learn and grow together. Creativity and imagination embraced from early ages!
  • John Dewey Closing

    John Dewey's Pragmatic approach to learning is a very Americanized, or western world way of thinking but quickly became much more of a global reform of teaching mindsets. This week was an awesome incite for me as it gave me a little bit of a different approach to the way I can look at schoolwork from an online perspective. I am going to find ways to make it speak to me a little more, how you ask, not sure yet but I am looking into ways to make this more for me and get the most out of it all!
  • Works Cited

    Boyles, Deron. John Dewey's Imaginative Vision of Teaching : Combining Theory and Practice, Myers Education Press, 2020. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/apus/detail.action?docID=6260837. Hansen, David T. John Dewey and Our Educational Prospect a Critical Engagement with Dewey’s Democracy and Education. State University of New York Press, 2006.
  • Major Works

    Dewey, John. Psychology. New York: Harper & Brothers (1887).
    Dewey, John. Leibniz's New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding: A critical exposition. Chicago: S.C. Griggs & Company (1888).
    Dewey, John. Democracy and Education: An introduction to the philosophy of education. New York: The Macmillan Company, (1916).