Part 1: The Influence of Dewey
Imagine that you are a seventh-grade science teacher and your class just finished a unit that focused on the structure and function of cells. You finished grading your students’ end-of-the-unit test. Sadly, 50% of your students received a 70% score or below.
- Search the internet and find a famous quotation from John Dewey that resonates with you. Describe what you would do to address the poor test scores based on this quote and Dewey’s principles. Please be specific.
- Explain how Dewey’s philosophies will impact your current or future teaching methods.
- While reading your classmates’ solutions, did you find ideas you did not think of that you might incorporate into your own teaching? Explain your answer.
The Role of Public Education
Part one of the Discussion applied a famous quote from John Dewey to a situation, it is your turn to search the internet and find 3 famous quotations about educational philosophy.
Imagine that you have been asked to participate in a round-table discussion to examine the impact that the history and philosophy of education has had on America’s current educational system. As a member of this round-table, you will be asked to give a short response to the following question: What do you believe is the role of public education? Please weave at least one of the quotations that you found into your response.