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John Dewey October 20, 1859 - June 1, 1952

  • Born

    John Dewey is born in Burlington, Vermont “John Dewey.”, A&E Networks Television, 15 June 2020,
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    John Dewey graduated from the University of Vermont in 1879, and then received his Doctorate from John Hopkins University in 1884.
  • Laboratory School

    Laboratory School
    John Dewey put his ideas on education to test at his Laboratory School at the University of Chicago. Here he attempted to test his hypotheses in adjusting the curriculum to better fit the growing society. John Dewey felt that the curriculum should be changed to allow for practical and democratic learning. He felt it was also important to make the learning relevant to a students life.
  • *Citation For Laboratory School*

    Laurel N. Tanner. ”The Meaning of Curriculum in Dewey's Laboratory School (1896-1904).”Taylor & Francis,
  • The School and Society

    Published in 1899, The School and Society is a recount of John Dewey's experiences gained from his Laboratory School. His principles he implemented at his school and mentioned in his book can be found in the following video:
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  • The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays in Contemporary Thought

    John Dewey had some of his articles on his theory of knowledge published in: The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays in Contemporary Thought.
    Field, Richard. “John Dewey (1859—1952).” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy,
  • How We Think

    How We Think is one of the books John Dewey wrote on implementing his ideas on knowledge for practical use for education.
    Field, Richard. "John Dewey (1859-1952)." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy,
  • Essays in Experimental Logic

    John Dewey had his essays on the theory of knowledge published in Essays in Experimental Logic.
    Field, Richard. "John Dewey (1859-1952)."Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy,
  • Democracy and Education

    Democracy and Education is considered one of the most important books in John Dewey's field of study.
    Field, Richard. "John Dewey (1859-1952)." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy,
  • The New School

    The New School
    John Dewey and his colleagues, Charles Beard, Thorstein Veblen, James Harvey Robinson, and Wesley Clair Mitchell, founded the New School for Social Research. The idea of the school was for it to be progressive, and allow for academic freedom. Discussion following lectures was a crucial aspect to allow for the progression of democracy in the classroom.
    “PBS Online: Only a Teacher: Schoolhouse Pioneers.”PBS, Public Broadcasting Service,
  • Experience and Nature

    Experience and Nature
    John Dewey published Experience and Nature in 1925. This is considered one of his most well known works. It is where he creates a link between thought and action, and tries to implement morality and the nature of things into science.
  • Death

    John Dewey dies at the age of 92 in New York City, New York.