John Dewey

(1859-1952)

Who is John Dewey???

-American psychologist

-philosopher

-educator

-social critic

-politcal activist

Dewey's Significant Contributions and Accomplishments

-started an experimental elementary school (because he believed that education should be based on the principle of learning through doing.)

-cofounded The New School for Social Research

-published over 1,000 pieces of work during his life

Dewey is arguably the most influential thinker on education in the twentieth century.

"Dewey’s philosophical pragmatism, concern with interaction, reflection and experience, and interest in community and democracy, were brought together to form a highly suggestive educative form"