John Dewey (1859-1952) developed his pioneering Experimentalist
philosophy of education in the context of the social, political, scientific, and
technological changes that were taking place in the United States in the first
half of the twentieth century. John Dewey was born in October 20, 1859 and
at Burlington, Vermont. John Dewey died at June 1, 1952 ( aged 92 ) in
New York .he nationality American and main interest he like philosophy of
education, Ethic, Journalism so ideas he is educational progressivism.
John Dewey’s ideas regarding education, experience and communicat-
ion constitute three main pillars of adult education and lifelong learning.
proposes a progressive model , called the “ new education.” Dewey rejects
knowledge of the past as the only end of education and argues that it is only
a means to the higher goals of attaining multiple possibilities for human
development- cognitive, attitudinal, social and moral. the challenge is how to
genuinely use experience to educate the masses for a better quality of life for
John Dewey purpose education’s as social growth, Dewey said “(i) the
educational process has no beyond itself, it is it’s own end: and that (ii) the
educational process is one of continual reorganizing , reconstructing,
transforming. Children as socially active human being are eager to explore
their environment. Learners encounter personal and social problems in heir
engagement with the environment. and these problems stimulate children to
use their intelligence to solve the difficulty and expand their knowledge in
an active instrumental manner.
in Experience and Education. you can relate these pioneers to you
contemporary members, especially teachers, who influenced your view
about education and perhaps, your decision to become a teacher. you can
identify the mentors who shape your ideas about education. and you can
reflect on how the pioneers in this chapter contributed to your ideas about
teaching and learning.