What is Dewey?

  • (noun): United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952).
    Synonyms: John Dewey
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  • (noun): A United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War.
    Synonyms: George Dewey, Admiral Dewey

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    Experiences in order to be educative must lead out into an expanding world of subject matter, a subject matter of facts or information and of ideas. This condition is satisfied only as the educator views teaching and learning as a continuous process of reconstruction of experience.
    —John Dewey (1859–1952)

    Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.
    —John Dewey (1859–1952)

    It is part of the educator’s responsibility to see equally to two things: First, that the problem grows out of the conditions of the experience being had in the present, and that it is within the range of the capacity of students; and, secondly, that it is such that it arouses in the learner an active quest for information and for production of new ideas. The new facts and new ideas thus obtained become the ground for further experiences in which new problems are presented.
    —John Dewey (1859–1952)