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How is Knowledge Socially Constructed?

In answering this question, I refer to John Dewey’s “My Pedagogic Creed.” Dewey believes that school is a miniature form of society in which students learn to integrate their personal values and home lives with subject matters taught in school. 240 more words

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Pragmatic Fascism and the Death of Liberalism


Benito Mussolini inspired the Prophets of the Death of Liberalism with pragmatism, the irrational belief that to get anything done the most “practical” means should be applied no matter what those means happen to be. 1,068 more words

"Let God sort them out."

Oh Davious,

How long hath this week dragged on! It seems an eternity since you wrote, in a large part because I am employed. Employment has an odd effect on time – days pass like minutes, but so much has happened that last Monday feels like it was a month ago. 1,929 more words

Dear Davious

Collaborative Learning for the Future

I find the concept of cooperative learning to be very fascinating. I certainly agree that as an instructional model it provides countless benefits to the overall learning community. 492 more words

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Dewey's Moral Philosophy

Social Psychology

Impulses: Dewey thinks that impulses were initially our only motor source of activity. They are primitive movement tendencies towards certain things, like looking at human faces or sucking on a mother’s nipple. 399 more words


John Dewey wrote, “We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, Justice, or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, unique.”

Alexander Saxton wrote, “To move from the particular to the general is an exercise in humility because it forces one to recognize the particulars – even those privileged details one’s own individual existence – remain meaningless and essentially useless to other people unless they can be shown to typify, or illuminate larger streams of human experience.” … 898 more words

On Society

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an...

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. – John Dewey: http://dlvr.it/DGL2HN

John Dewey