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Information about John Dewey

Somewhat forgotten today, John Dewey helped shaped public education in the United States in the first half of the 20th century. A lecturer, writer and philosopher, he reformed education, advocating a system that valued continued exploration and vocational training. His many books helped reshape education, including "Democracy and Education", "Art as Experience", "The Child Curriculum" and …

Date of Birth: October 20, 1859
Date of Death: June 01, 1952


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"Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheeplike passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving." John Dewey
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Conflict   

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"The deepest urge in human nature is "the desire to be important"" John Dewey
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"Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning." John Dewey
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American Philosopher    Happiness   

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"Time and memory are true artists; they remold reality nearer to the heart's desire." John Dewey
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"It (modern philosophy) certainly exacts a surrender of all supernaturalism and fixed dogma and rigid institutionalism with which Christianity has been historically associated" John Dewey
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"There is something going on at Northeastern. We sent a technician out there and all our equipment checked out fine. Right now the customer is looking at what issues they may have." John Dewey
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"There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication. Try the experiment of communicating, with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another, especially if it be somewhat complicated, and you will find your own" John Dewey
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Communication   

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"Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid." John Dewey
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American Philosopher    Luck   

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"The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think -- rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men." John Dewey
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Education    Educational    Thoughts And Thinking   

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"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." John Dewey
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American Philosopher    Goals   

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"No man's credit is as good as his money." John Dewey
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American Philosopher    Money   

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"The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action." John Dewey
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"Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination." John Dewey
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"We naturally associate democracy, to be sure, with freedom of action, but freedom of action without freed capacity of thought behind it is only chaos" John Dewey
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"To find out what one is fitted to do and to secure an opportunity to do it is the key to happiness" John Dewey
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"When men think and believe in one set of symbols and act in ways which are contrary to their professed and conscious ideas, confusion and insincerity are bound to result" John Dewey
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"We only think when we are confronted with a problem" John Dewey
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"School is not preparation for life, but school is life" John Dewey
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"The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better" John Dewey
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"Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself." John Dewey
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"A democracy is more than a form of government; it is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience" John Dewey
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