“the method of teaching is the method of an art, of action intelligently directed by ends” ~Dewey, 1916, p. 200
Dewey, J. (1916). Democracy and education: An introduction to philosophy of education. London, U.K.: Macmillan
*”When we reflect upon an experience instead of just having it, we inevitably distinguish between our own attitude and the objects toward which we sustain the attitude. Such reflection upon experience gives rise to a distinction of what we experience (the experienced) and the experiencing–the how.” ~Dewey, J. (1916). Democracy and Education. p. 173 as quoted by Robert C. Lagueux here
“There is, I think, no point in the philosophy of progressive education which is sounder than its emphasis upon the importance of the participation of the learner in the formation of the purposes which direct his [sic] activities in the learning process, just as there is no defect in traditional education greater than its failure to secure the active cooperation of the pupil in construction of the purposes involved in his studying” ~John Dewey
Source: Dewey, J. (1938). Experience and education. New York: Macmillan.
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