John Dewey

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John Dewey (20 October 1859 – 1 June 1952) was an American philosopher and educationist. John Dewey is famous for his contributions to modern educational theory. John Dewey was one of the greatest advocaters of the philosophy of pragmatism in education which is termed as progressive education. The aim of progressive education is emphasis on “learning by doing”.

John Dewey believed that the schools should prepare children to be good citizens and facilitate creative intelligence. He pushed for the creation of practical classes that could be linked to out-of-school activities.

John Dewey said, “I believe that the school is primarily a social institution. Education being a social process, ……. is a process of living and not a preparation for future living”.

John Dewey: Education a two side process

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