John Dewey

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pragmatism

This "down-to-earth" philosophy emphasizes everyday problem solving.

pragmatism

This philosophy focuses on getting along in this world and getting used to change. Change is the central reality of life.

Romanticism

This movement emphasizes individualism, emotions, and nature. Child centered where children are good and their natural development is a good thing.

Experimentalism

Another name for pragmatism.

John Dewey

Who came up with pragmatism and experimentalism

Democracy

This type of environment is most conducive to human beings growth. Students should be taught to be this way instead of passive and submissive.

Scientific Method

Dewey considers this the most reliable kind of knowledge. We must teach the way students learn the best and not all children are alike.

Evolution

Ultimately we all want one thing...to survive. The reality of life is change and students must learn to think, solve problems, and adapt to changing situations.

Industrialization

Dewey responded negatively to this. This polarized wealth, disempowered working class people, and undermined democratic ideals.

Pragmatism

Focused on testing ideas in the real world. Dewey tested these ideas at the Univ. of Chicago in a lab school.

Dewey

His north star is growth and to create a nurturing environment for kids to grow in.

Topics of Interest

Dewey believed the curriculum should be organized around these and students would still learn everything they need to know.

Pragmatism

One of the central concepts of this philosophy is the interconnectedness of all knowledge.

Survival

Dewey said we have to have a core value system based on this.

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