QuestionsCategory: Educational StudiesWhat are the characteristics of the educational philosophy of John Dewey?
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John Dewey was an American philosopher and psychologist. He was also an educationist and his impact in the field has been of great importance. Dewey was born on 20 October, 1859. He is known as the “Father of philosophy of education”. He was one of the prominent figures in founding the philosophical movement called pragmatism in the United States. He is famous for the progression of the education system in the 20th century in America. According to John Dewey, learning should be done by actually doing it. The three characteristics of education by John Dewey are
  • i). The precarious
John Dewey believed everything that happens in life is natural events as human beings are a part of nature. The difficulties, danger, evilness, and kindness are all natural and uncertain. Societal values, norms and ideas of humans function in the same way. The knowledge acquired keeps changing with the changes in society.
  • ii). Histories
Before bringing any changes, first it must be perceived if it is good for the society. The changes should be of good outcome that will help in the development of humans and society.
  • iii). Ends and goods
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