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:
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