PRAGMATISM *Philosophical tradition that interprets truth in terms of the practical effects of what is believed and, in particular, the usefulness of these effects. * The philosophy that the truth of an idea is dependent on its workability; ideas or principles is true so far as they work. * A practical, matter-of-fact way of approaching or assessing situations or of solving problems. Using, experimenting, and/or acting on a given idea in certain circumstances; whatever these results are, these are to be considered the whole of what one knows of that idea
* Importance of trying different methods and ways of life and then evaluating them with regard to their effectiveness PRAGMATISM *Experience-centered philosophy which emphasizes CHANGE.
- hands-on, real life experiences , cooperative learning and moral development
- pragmatism supports the idea of the student being responsible for his or her own learning
- seeks to guide the child toward awareness of how his or her actions may affect others
Pragmatism on Education Envision Develop and apply knowledge and become an individual who can exercise choice and take responsibility for their actions. Learning takes place by doing, by discovering.
The Teaching-Learning Process In Experimentalism and Pragmatism, learning is always considered to be an individual matter . Teachers ought not to try to pour the knowledge they have into the learners, because such efforts are fruitless. What each learner learns depends upon his own personal needs, interests, and problems