john dewey

Arts + Letters

In Praise of Dewey

This essay falls into the category of Things I’d Wished I’d Written.  It’s a timely piece on education philosopher John…

Matisse’s Sketch of John Dewey

Dewey’s wife called this 1931 illustration of the great education philosopher a “cartoon.” Via NYPL Digital Commons.
History + Politics

Not a Lightbulb: Uncovering Thomas Edison’s Greatest Lesson on Education [via Medium]

If he could invent the lightbulb, surely he could reinvent education. In 1911, Thomas Edison set his sights on schools.…
History + Politics

Dewey’s “My Pedagogic Creed”

ARTICLE ONE. WHAT EDUCATION IS I believe that all education proceeds by the participation of the individual in the social…