John Dewey

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John Dewey (/ˈduːi/; October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey is one of the primary figures associated with the philosophy of pragmatism and is considered one of the founders of functional psychology. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Dewey as the 93rd most cited psychologist of the 20th century. A well-known public intellectual, he was also a major voice of progressive education and liberalism. Although Dewey is known best for his publications about education, he also wrote about many other topics, including epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, art, logic, social theory, and ethics. The overriding theme of Dewey's works was his profound belief in democracy, be it in politics, education or communication and journalism. As ... More

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John Dewey #Experience #Happiness

Photo of John Dewey Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.
John Dewey #Education #Future

Photo of John Dewey Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
John Dewey #Failure

Photo of John Dewey Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
John Dewey #Faith

Photo of John Dewey To me faith means not worrying.
John Dewey #Home #Nature

Photo of John Dewey Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.
John Dewey #History

Photo of John Dewey Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
John Dewey #Money

Photo of John Dewey No man's credit is as good as his money.
John Dewey #Happiness #Work

Photo of John Dewey To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
John Dewey #Education #Experience

Photo of John Dewey The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative.
John Dewey #Work

Photo of John Dewey The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.
John Dewey #Education #Life

Photo of John Dewey Education is not preparation for life education is life itself.
John Dewey #Imagination #Science

Photo of John Dewey Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.