Who is John Dewey?

  • (noun): United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952).
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John Dewey

John Dewey (/ˈduːi/; October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey was an important early developer of the philosophy of pragmatism and one of the founders of functional psychology. He was a major representative of progressive education and liberalism.

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American Philosophers - 19th Century - Pragmatism - John Dewey
... John Dewey (1859–1952), while still engaging in the lofty academic philosophical work of James and Peirce before him, also wrote extensively on political and social matters, and his presence in the public sphere ... to being one of the founding members of pragmatism, John Dewey was one of the founders of functional psychology and was a leading figure of the progressive movement in U.S ... Dewey argued against the individualism of classical liberalism, asserting that social institutions are not "means for obtaining something for individuals ...
John Dewey - Works About Dewey
... John Dewey's Theory of Art, Experience, and Nature (1987) SUNY Press Boisvert, Raymond ... John Dewey Rethinking Our Time ... Understanding John Dewey Nature and Cooperative Intelligence ...
Service-learning - Origins of Service-Learning - Notable Individuals of The Service Learning Idea
... Several of the proponents of citizenship and service-learning are John Locke, John Dewey, and Dr ... John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher and physician who had the idea that instead of just book learning, knowledge needs to be an experience ... has to be born anew every generation and education is its midwife.” -John Dewey (1859-1952) Dewey made it clear from his writing that democracy, citizenship and education belong together ...
Pragmatismo - Further Reading
... Elizabeth Anderson ... Dewey's Moral Philosophy ...
John Dewey Society
... The John Dewey Society was founded in 1935, and was the first organization focused on philosophy of education ... Its goal is to "keep alive John Dewey's commitment to the use of critical and reflective intelligence in the search for solutions to crucial problems in education and culture." The Society ...

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