John Dewey's Philosophy Of Education Research Paper

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“Philosophy (love and wisdom) is the study of ideas about knowledge, truth, nature and the meaning of life” (Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary, 2011). “The definition of education is the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life” (Dictionary.com Unabridged, 2016). Continuing, (Neill, 2005) researched that John Dewey’s Philosophy of Education indicates that: “Learning was active and schooling unnecessarily long and restrictive. His idea was that children came to school to do things and live in a community which gave them real, guided experiences which fostered their capacity to contribute to society. For example, Dewey believed that students should be involved in real-life tasks and challenges.” There are other educational philosophies, but in this essay, I was given the great opportunity to choose an…show more content…
“A skill is the ability to do something well” (Oxford University Press, 2010). “How one appears on paper is more important than how one appears in person,” (Zinsser, 1979, para.9). This statement shows how much a student’s academic knowledge and exam qualifications are important to schools all around the world. Do you really think students should only focus on academics? What about jobs that require skilled workers? Since academics are mainly focused in schools, students are deprived from learning skills and carrying out tasks in order to learn. Instead, they study and pass exams without actually learning how to perform a task well. In other words, they are given more than enough information about a job. However, no practical work is being done to bring about learning. This will lead to an increased, unskilled population where the country will now have to obtain workers from other countries in order to perform certain tasks that we are unable to
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