Progressive Learning Theory Essay by The Research Group

Progressive Learning Theory
Examines the definition, benefits and disadvantages, social skills and subject matter.
# 19562 | 1,125 words | 2 sources | 1992 | US
Published on Feb 21, 2003 in Education (Development Studies) , Education (Theory)

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The progressive approach to learning is far different from that of the traditional approach. That is, educators devise curriculum and related learning activities, engage parents and/or significant others in said activities, present goals and objectives and establish standards and expectations for their students in ways that allegedly prepare the)n to survive in the world and, later, to compete in the marketplace. This is accomplished by educators manifesting eclectic philosophies that evidence contributions by numerous traditional philosophical schools (i.e., idealism, realism, pragmatism, reconstructionism, behaviorism, and existentialism (Ozmon & Craver, 1990). Elkind (1988) notes that the result of such orientation on the part of educators is the hurried child. This child, contrary to children ..."

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