The Gamble for Excellence

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780823226627
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235704 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

The Gamble for               Excellence

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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

Chapter.  7696 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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