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Friday Lesson: John Dewey, 9

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. 9. Experiential education, at its core, is student-centered. In spite of the fact that Dewey had the educator doing virtually all of the groundwork for...

Friday Lesson: John Dewey, 8

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. 8. To bring together subject matter and the current interests of students, experiential educators must develop a knowledge base at least as strong as...

Friday Lesson: John Dewey, 7

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. 7. Experiential educators teach subject matter. Disseminating information (presenting facts and ideas in an orderly manner) is as much a task of...

Friday Lesson: John Dewey, 6

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. 6. Competent experiential educators have more extensive experience than their students, and the knowledge and wisdom derived from this experience is...

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