John Dewey's Educational Theories Analytical Essay by The Research Group

John Dewey's Educational Theories
An examination of the child-centered approach, goals, progressivism, pragmatism, reflective thinking, teaching flexibility and relevance.
# 15541 | 1,350 words | 5 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in Education (Theory)

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"Each educator must develop his or her own personal philosophy of education. A tremendous body of educational theory exists, however, making it difficult to choose a specific school of thought. For example, some educators base their theories on different approaches to grouping students for instruction, various forms of curricula, methods of evaluating student progress, or the objectives of instruction. Phrases such as "cooperative learning," "multiple intelligences," and "whole learning experiences" abound in the literature. Instructional methods range from free exploration to direct instruction. Models of learning range from transactional to transmission. Synthesizing even a small fraction of the various educational philosophies into a personal philosophy would easily take years of effort. A worthwhile direction, however, is to use as a..."

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