“Education is a social process;education is growth; education isnot preparation for life but is life itself.”
BIOGRAPHY• Born 1859, Burlington, Vermont, USA. Died 1952.• John was the third child.• At the age of fifth teen he graduated from high school.• He went to University of Vermont and he graduated second in his class at 1878 with a major in philosophy.• Dewey read the works of Charles Darwin which had a great influence in Deweys life works.• He is an American philosopher and regarded as the foremost educator of his day.• He is an educator who, with Charles Peirce and William James, was a founder of the school of philosophy known as "pragmatism."• A leader of the progressive movement in education in the United States.• He also wrote about many other topics, including experience, nature, art, logic, inquiry, democracy, and ethics.• Books : – "Democracy and Education" (1916) – "Logic" (1938) – "Experience and Education" (1938).• Rejected authoritarian teaching methods. (adapted from the Concise Columbia Encyclopedia (1991) - Columbia University Press)
HIS VIEW ON EDUCATION• Pragmatism (Knowledge that can be required through human relationship with the natural surroundings)• Dewey believed that students should be involved in real-life tasks and challenges• For Dewey, education also a broader social purpose
• Regarded education in a democracy as a tool to enable the citizen to integrate his or her culture and vocation usefully• Nowadays, students are taken to fieldtrip, practice Physical Education(PE), learn Integrated Living Skill and Visual Art in their classes and getting involve in clubs( interact club, art club)
IMPACT1. In one particular book, Democracy and Education, Dewey outlines education as a social process and describes the idea of school as a method for preparing students to function as members of a society.2. He make a brief overview of historical educational theories and there role in shaping the structure of schools. “Any education given by a group tends to socialize its members, but the quality and value of the socialization depends upon the habits and aims of the group.”
• 3. His theory on educating a group to socialize are the idea that guided schools to create curriculums with learner outcomes in mind until today. “Diversity of stimulation means novelty, and novelty means challenge to thought.”• 4. He used different modes of instruction is one way to keep the brain active, as shown in modern brain scans.• John Dewey offers amazing insights into the nature of learning and the role of socialization throughout history helped in this new political era.
CONCLUSIONJohn Dewey introduced pragmatism which is aknowledge that can be required through thenatural surroundings. This help student’s to bemore active and use their body to movearound. According in pragmatism it will beeasier, more interesting and more meaningfulto students because the lesson was plannedaccording to the requirement and interest. Hisperspectives on education could serve as afoundation for the future methods of thelearning process.