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Friday Lesson: John Dewey, 5

A Summary of John Dewey’s Experience and Education from Steven Simpson’s Genuine Learning, Genuine Freedom: An Educator’s Reflections on the Philosophy of John Dewey, in 11 parts. ©2010, Steven Simpson & Wood ‘N’ Barnes Publishing Point No. 5. Experiential education programming is carefully planned. According to Dewey, experiential education was not simply providing an evocative setting or...

Friday Lesson: John Dewey, 4

A Summary of John Dewey’s Experience and Education from Steven Simpson’s Genuine Learning, Genuine Freedom: An Educator’s Reflections on the Philosophy of John Dewey, in 11 parts. ©2010, Steven Simpson & Wood ‘N’ Barnes Publishing Point No. 4. Not all experiences are educative. Some close doors to future experiences. For Dewey, aimless activity such as play is educationally neutral. It...

Friday Lesson: John Dewey, 3

A Summary of John Dewey’s Experience and Education from Steven Simpson’s Genuine Learning, Genuine Freedom: An Educator’s Reflections on the Philosophy of John Dewey, in 11 parts. ©2010, Steven Simpson & Wood ‘N’ Barnes Publishing Point No. 3. Not all experiences are educative. Some are aimless activity. I sometimes ask my university recreation students whether the recreation activities...

Friday Lessons: John Dewey, 2

A Summary of John Dewey’s Experience and Education from Steven Simpson’s Genuine Learning, Genuine Freedom: An Educator’s Reflections on the Philosophy of John Dewey, in 11 parts. ©2010, Steven Simpson & Wood ‘N’ Barnes Publishing Point No. 2. Experiential education should be enjoyable and open doors to new experiences. Learning should never stop. All of us should forever remain students. ...

Friday Lesson: John Dewey

A Summary of John Dewey’s Experience and Education from Steven Simpson’s Genuine Learning, Genuine Freedom: An Educator’s Reflections on the Philosophy of John Dewey ©2010, Steven Simpson & Wood ‘N’ Barnes Publishing “Currently I am writing a book about the educational philosophy of John Dewey.1 I’d like to present a list of eleven concepts gleaned from “Experience and...

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