John Dewey on Education: Impact & Theory


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Progressive education emphasizes learning by _____.

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1. How do we see the influence of pragmatism on Dewey's views on education?

2. Dewey believed in a classroom that was _____.

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

For his time period, John Dewey had some revolutionary ideas about how children learn. Use this quiz and worksheet before, during, and after the lesson to help you focus on the important vocabulary and facts about his effect on the field of education.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on the meaning of:

  • Progressive education
  • Pragmatism
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understood the most significant information about John Dewey's influence on education theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding John Dewey's ideas about effective education
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define central ideas such as pragmatism and progressive education

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the following lesson titled John Dewey on Education: Impact & Theory. The objectives of this lesson include:

  • Define progressive education and pragmatism
  • Know John Dewey's beliefs about effective classroom instruction
  • Understand how John Dewey's ideas can be seen in modern education
  • Define problem-based learning
  • Understand child-centered and interdisciplinary curriculum