Pragmatism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples


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Pragmatism maintains that education should be about _____ and _____.

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1. Lessons that entail practical learning focus on _____ applications.

2. Which of the following statements is MOST associated with experiential learning?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the educational philosophy known as pragmatism in teaching. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the definition of pragmatism as well as two important elements of pragmatism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of pragmatism
  • Lessons that focus on real-world applications
  • Experiential learning

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pragmatism in teaching lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as pragmatism and experiential learning
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as experiential learning and learning through real-world applications
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about pragmatism in teaching

Additional Learning

To learn more about teaching strategies, review the accompanying lesson called Pragmatism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define pragmatism
  • Explain and give an example of learning through real-world applications
  • Define and give an example of experiential learning
  • Name a famous pragmatist educator