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Experience and Education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century. Written more than two decades after Democracy and Education (Dewey's most comprehensive statement of his position in educational philosophy), this book demonstrates how Dewey reformulated ...more
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Published April 2002 by Kepel Press, Yayasan Adikarya Ikapi dan Ford Foundation (first published 1938)
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Many of the world's greatest authors have weighed in on the subject of how children should be taught. The Greeks' main educational theorist was none other than Plato, who wrote with great clarity and precision (although some of his ideas, like getting rid of the poets, were preposterous). The Romans had Quintilian, whose massive treatise, "The Orator's Education," is elegantly written and chock full of sensible educational principles. Two thousand years later in the United States of America, we ...more

It is highly curious that outside the arena of teaching the process of education itself remains very much misunderstood. In fact until you actually enter into the process of teaching - education seems very much like an act of guiding others with your bountiful knowledge. Of course very few realise that teaching is as much about learning as it is about passing knowledge. And that education also extends far beyond merely providing knowledge. It is however highly important that educators properly u
Timothy Darling
This book, originally written in 1938 has some important things to say. That children are not built to sit for hours and listen to lectures, but rather to be in motion. That experience is a more effective teacher than rote learning. That ignoring the voice of the student in education is to disconnect from the process by which she will learn. I think Dewey is right on many fronts, including the idea that a thoroughly planned and skillfully executed experimentally based education is more effective ...more
Considered to be one of the classic must read books for any educator, it discusses traditional and progressive education in a very non-confrontational and honest way. If you ever read any writings for Dewey, make this one your first read. It's a bit tough to read at times, and I found myself re-reading sections of the material to get a better understanding as sometimes I lost my way or just didn't get it. Worth the read and worth the time spent to understand where Dewey is coming from.

I'm not found of theoretical reading - call it a side-effect of working on a doctorate while working full-time and cramming 500 - 1000 pages of reading into a two day period. So it was no surprise that I wasn't excited to pick up Dewey, but I needed to do because I have a proposal to write. I know Dewey. At least I think I know Dewey. As a traditionally-trained teacher, I first learned about Dewey 20+ years ago as an undergraduate. I know how others (professors and researchers) have interpreted ...more
Mike Jensen
The speeches printed here (published in 1938) were given at a controversial time in education theory, as traditional education was in tension with experimental progressive approaches. Dewy, a champion of progressive education, tries to find a synthesis for the best education possible, which he says begins with and must always include experience. Education experience is explored in myriad ways, and education for knowledge that may be useful in adulthood is examined. Dewy concludes that science a ...more
With theory, it's all about definitions. Even in less than a 100 pages, Dewey finds a way to muddle some of his together which damages the clarity of his theories. And there are two egregious typos on the summary on the back of the book... where was the editor!!??

That being said, this is an excellent argument for experiential education that is bold and unflinching, and a wonderful distillation of many of Dewey's ideas. And covering as much ground as he does in less than a 100 pages is also a rem
Apr 12, 2008 Thomas rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those with particular interest in pedagogy
Recommended to Thomas by: Sue Burnett
Shelves: non-fiction
Experience and Education is an essay on the philosophy of education. Given first at a series of lectures in 1938, it is part of an ongoing dialog about how we should proceed with our educational system. Then, as now, people were dismayed about the state of their schools. In this work, Dewey does not provide a concrete answer, but instead situates the debate in a larger philosophical context. This book is a good jumping off point for further discussion-- by itself, it makes so startling insights.
Jafer Martin
Im giving this 5 stars because he managed to state his positions in 91 pages! I loved the concise page length of the book. PLUS, as I read this book I realized that his concepts have been rebranded, and reformatted again and again by other educational writers that came later. So again, I'm giving 5 stars to this book, because it really started the progressive framework. Its worth a read.
Scherrie Jackson
Progressive educational theory is being compared to traditional theory of the old, old days in this educational classic for everyone inspired/ motivated to create a better school (wouldn't that be nice).
I thought it was awful and boring, but I was forced to read it, so you don't have to accept my opinion.
Nelson Zagalo
This is a very interesting book from Dewey because it was written two decades after his first propositions for a new education (Democracy and Education, 1916), and a decade after some schools started to implement his ideas. Here Dewey had the opportunity to analyse what went good and what went bad.

Thus the goal of the book is not to defend progressive against conservative, but to compare both systems in place. Dewey even admits some mea culpa here and there for some of the most naif ideas, but i
Oron Propp
A concise presentation by Dewey of his influential theory of education. After cogently developing his philosophy of experience, Dewey demonstrates the consequential difficulties with both the traditional and progressive schools of education that were at odds around the time of writing, and outlines a system which both synthesizes and breaks apart from both extremes in accordance with his philosophy. Dewey's perspective is clear, insightful, and pragmatic—fundamentally American in a very beautifu ...more
In this short book, John Dewey presents his theory of education, a theory based on the belief that "all genuine education comes about through experience." In doing this, he argues that we should move away from the traditional model, one that views education more as a formation of an individual from external sources, and proceed towards one where the individual is developed from within his or herself.

To support his view on education, Dewey systematically puts forth a theory of experience, laying
Daniel S
“Just as no man lives or dies to himself, so no experience live and dies to itself. Wholly independent of desire or intent, every experience lives in further experiences. Hence the central problem of an education based upon experience is to select the kids of present experiences that live fruitfully and creatively in subsequent experiences.” (27-28)

“There is no such thing as educational value in the abstract.”(46)

“Perhaps the greatest of all pedagogical fallacies is the notion that a person lear
There is much more to this little book than many young, aspiring teachers realize. John Dewey had some great ideas and most were discussed in the first several chapters of the book in very vague terms. On the surface, they seem fine and good. But in chapter 7, Progressive Organization of Subject Matter, the pragmatic, materialist philosophy behind his educational ideas is explained more clearly. It is very alarming to those of us who still believe that unchangeable truth exists-that some things ...more
David Kleiman
John Dewey's impact on education in North American is hard to overstate. The short length of this book gave me a simple way to catch a fascinating glimpse into the mind and arguments of such an influential person. My primary limitations in enjoying this book and extracting its meanings likely stem from my lack of familiarity with writing from his time. Though the book was originally published in 1938, it was a reflective summary at his ripe age of 79 focused on where he envisioned education ough ...more
Dewey argues that too often, young people have a miseducative experience, which prevents them from becoming mature learners. To solve this problem, he establishes a pragmatic middle ground, between the two educational extremes of authoriative instruction and aimless exploration. A truly educational experience must breed maturity, or the ability to utilizes continutity to discriminate between educational experiences and choose certain stimuli, over other stimuli, and make choices on where to go n ...more
Jul 26, 2008 Hamad rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Education theorists
John Dewey is an exceptional educational theorist, and his input on 'traditional' versus 'progressive' schools is a must-read for anyone interested in the field, as well as for everyone who has been through the education system. Dewey does a good job of de-constructing the labels around the education debate and getting to the root philosophy of traditional and experiential ways of learning. In his opinion both fail at creating the best product possible, since neither focuses on the underlying ph ...more
This concise, incredibly dense volume on Dewey's philosophy of education is as relevant today as it was when it was published in 1938. Dewey argues that students need rich experiences to learn, and encourages a cooperative learning environment that teaches studenst not only content, but also the skills to function as citizens in a democratic society. Remarkably, Dewey's theory experiential education, which he developed through observation, has been since proven to be completely aligned with the ...more
At less than a hundred pages, this is more of a pamphlet than a book. Apparently, many people find it difficult to read and assimilate, but I didn't have that issue. I will grant that it was written in the 1930s, so that could be an issue for some as far as the style of writing. I didn't find it overly difficult, but I did find it intriguing. Dewey has a lot to say about progressive school reform (he was known for it), and this is one of the things he wrote that was published toward the end of h ...more
(7/10) Dewey is kind of the grandfather of the radical education movement, and being someone who never met a freeschool he didn't like I thought it would be worth checking him out. As it happens, this book seems like almost a conscious attempt to move away from that radicalism and towards a kind of centrism, attacking both traditional education and radical pedagogy. There's some interesting stuff in here about experience as the centre of education, and I think that's a really valuable idea, alth ...more
Josiah DeGraaf
Dewey brings in some good critiques of the educational practices of the day. But he goes too far in his solution as well. That being said, this is a good book to read to understand some of the educational theories and practices that are popular today.

Rating: 2.5-3 Stars (Okay).
Matthew Trevithick
3.5 stars - I enjoyed his thoughts on the importance of the correct educational experiences vs commonly misunderstood incorrect educational experiences, and his musings on a new definition of freedom in terms of progressive academic instruction.
Another course requirement. The rating is a minus for readability - the philosophy is excellent, but hard to get to. I found rereading the first chapters after studying chapters 4-8 to be a better way of grasping the book. The latter chapters are more concrete than the former, as admitted by the author. This book highlights the issues with the Progressive Education movement at the time, but certainly has implications for any educational reforms, and also states views on education that are still ...more
Jasmine Gladney
Dewey's Views

Interesting read once I was able to understand what his views were versus historical facts. Required reading that opened my views and changed the way I felt about Dewey and progressive education.
I'd read 'Democracy & Education' prior to reading this. I think it's been summarize in the former. It's a comprehensive description to Dewey's definition of 'experience' and how vital it is for education.
It's a great pleasure to finish a book in a single day. In the case of "Experience and Education'" the ability to do so is a testament to the concise nature of Dewey's treatise, the clarity of the writing, and the continued relevance of the topic. In many ways it is a timeless text; for instance, Dewey writes:

"Admit that traditional education employed as the subject-matter for study facts and ideas so bound up with the past as to give little help in dealing with the issues of the present and fut
even 74 years after its first edition, this book is really interesting. Dewey's philosophy of experience for education shares many views with the so-called "new ideas" of this century. the action-centered approach put forward by the european commission's CECR is directly influenced by Dewey's ideas and by the english TBLT.

i also really appreciated the clear statement of the author about not being opposed to the traditional method. Building a new education system or philosophy by simply being in
Quote: "What we want and need is education pure and simple, and we shall make surer and faster progress when we devote ourselves to finding out just what education is and what conditions have to be satisfied in order that education may be a reality and not a name or a slogan." ~John Dewey

I am interested in Dewey's call for a philosophy of experience and education, as it relates to adult education and also to spiritual formation and discipleship. He frames the traditional vs. progressive educatio
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John Dewey was an American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey, along with Charles Sanders Peirce and William James, is recognized as one of the founders of the philosophy of pragmatism and of functional psychology. He was a major representative of the progressive and progressive populist philosophies of schooli ...more
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“There is no such thing as educational value in the abstract. The notion that some subjects and methods and that acquaintance with certain facts and truths possess educational value in and of themselves is the reason why traditional education reduced the material of education so largely to a diet of predigested materials.” 22 likes
“The most important attitude that can be formed is that of desire to go on learning.” 20 likes
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