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Chapter 1 John Dewey and Chinese Education

1 Introduction The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of John Dewey’s historic visit to China in 1919. Although the American Philosophical Society ( APS ) has been silent about Dewey’s impact on China, the John Dewey Society ( JDS ), an influential educational philosophy research

In: John Dewey and Chinese Education
Making Sense of the 'Educational Situation' through more than a Century of Progressive Reforms
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In this book we take the reader on a journey through the various curriculum reforms that have emerged in the USA around the idea of conducting education outdoors—through initiatives such as nature-study, camping education, adventure education, environmental education, experiential education and place based education. This is a historical journey with an underlying message for educators, one we are able to illuminate through the educational theories of John Dewey. Central to this message is a deeper understanding of human experience as both aesthetic and reflective, leading to a more coherent comprehension of not just outdoor education, but of education itself.