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Episode 89 - Dewey, or Dewey Not

July 20, 2023

Educational Philosophy & Psychology

John Dewey: Progressive Educator, Philosopher, & Scholar

Welcome back, listeners! This week in our education headline roundup, we revisit the Biden administration’s debt relief initiatives, tackle Harvard University’s trailblazing policy decisions concerning the use of generative artificial intelligence in the classroom, and contemplate whether Elizabeth Holmes might have a new cell mate. Then on to our headliner: John Dewey, father of functional psychology and trailblazing progressive education reformer. Hoping to undo the negative effects of his own educational experiences, Dewey spent decades refining scholarship and research on student-centered learning focused on real-world problems. Dewey’s ideas had a profound impact on education around the world, and his work continues to be influential today. In “What We Learned,” Chelsea discusses the University in Exile, a refuge for scholars fleeing persecution during WWII, while Kate covers the new dress code that’s making waves at Wimbledon.

Sources & Resources:

CBS News – How Biden’s latest student loan forgiveness differs from debt relief blocked by Supreme Court By Melissa Quinn

Associated Press – Founder of student aid startup Frank shakes head as prosecutor describes case against her by Larry Neumeister

ResearchGate – The University as Prophet, Science as its Messenger, and Democracy as its Revelation: John Dewey, University of Chicago President William Rainey Harper, and Colonel Francis Parker by Thomas S. Popkewitz

Wikipedia – John Dewey

National Endowment for the Humanities – John Dewey: Portrait of a Progressive Thinker by Peter Gibbon

Brittannica – John Dewey

U.S. Department of Education – Biden-Harris Administration to Provide 804,000 Borrowers with $39 Billion in Automatic Loan Forgiveness as a Result of Fixes to Income Driven Repayment Plans

The Crimson – Harvard Releases First Guidelines for ‘Responsible Experimentation with Generative AI Tools’ by Rahem D. Hamid and Claire Yuan

BBC – For the first time in its history, Wimbledon has relaxed its dress code rules. Why are they so strict? Ellie Violet Bramley takes a look by Ellie Violet Bramley 

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – John Dewey

JSTOR – Common Ground With A Common Faith: Dewey’s Idea of the “Religious” by Bradley Baurain

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