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John Dewey: the first (?) proponent of experience design

Long before “experience” became a buzzword in design, the American philosopher John Dewey (1859-1952) considered how “industrial arts” focused to narrowly on utility, thereby neglecting how things really become valuable to us. 409 more words

Swimming to fight cancer

By Todd Cohen

GREENSBORO, N.C. — When he was a ninth-grader at Grimsley High School in Greensboro and a member of its swim team, John Dewey was diagnosed with melanoma. 308 more words

North Carolina

The Joy of Learning

Each year at the International School of Prague, we hold a “Middle School Leavers Ceremony” to recognize this important point in the lives of students moving from middle school to high school. 520 more words

Education

What is Pragmatism?

On this blog, I often refer to something called “pragmatism.” What is this pretentious thing? In short, it’s my way of making sense of the world. 501 more words

Ethics

“Let's Pretend It’s The Principal’s Skull!”

I believe that the only true education comes through the stimulation of the child’s powers by the demands of the social situations in which he finds himself. 1,201 more words

Stories

"Reaching their Full Potential" - The Schooling Deception

John Dewey on the purpose of Education: ”

“(…) to prepare him for the future life means to give him command of himself; it means so to train him that he will have the full and ready use of all his capacities” (My pedagogic creed, Dewey, 1897).” 758 more words

Education

A further proof to John Dewey

I wrote yesterday about how I only offered a single proof to John Dewey’s theory.  I want to completely prove that his theory has a strong correlation to what art is. 974 more words

Philosphy