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The Drama of PossibilityExperience as Philosophy of Culture$
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John J. McDermott and Douglas R. Anderson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823226627

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823226627.001.0001

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The Gamble for Excellence

The Gamble for Excellence

John Dewey's Pedagogy of Experience

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(p.407) Chapter Twenty-One The Gamble for Excellence
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The Drama of Possibility
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John J. McDermott

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823226627.003.0029

This chapter presents an essay on classical American philosopher John Dewey's pedagogy of experience. It cites Elizabeth Flower's 1977 research article on Dewey where she explored the social and educational matrix that is riven throughout all of the philosopher's thought. Dewey's philosophy of education states that education is to be conceived as the process of forming fundamental dispositions, intellectual and emotional, toward nature and fellow men, and that philosophy may even be defined as the general theory of education.

Keywords:   John Dewey, pedagogy of experience, education, philosophy, essay

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