Major Contributions to Instructional Development
Findings, Research, Studies
John Dewey was way ahead of other theorists of his time. His ideas described in The School and Society (1899) has remarkable significance to the field of education as we now know it. Dewey believed that the development of curricula should be based on student self-interests. He rejected the idea that children are primarily motivated by rewards and punishments, rather, children are motivated by what they are most interested in. Often misrepresented to be associated with child-centered education.
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy article by Richard Field on John Dewey that includes information on his life and works; knowledge, ethical, and social theories; metaphysics; aesthetics; and influence.
Essays on the Philosophy of John Dewey