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“The world is moving at a tremendous rate. Going no one knows where. We must prepare our children, not for the world of the past. Not for our world. But for their world. The world of the future.” John Dewey
Via the 21st Century Collaborative:
“Dewey’s thoughts have laid the foundation for inquiry driven approaches. According to Dewey, all learning begins with the learner. What children know and what they want to learn are the very foundation for learning.
Dewey’s description of the four primary interests of the child are still appropriate starting points:
- the child’s instinctive desire to find things out
- in conversation, the propensity children have to communicate
- in construction, their delight in making things
- in their gifts of artistic expression.”
It is a worry that 70 years on, this is still “progressive’ rather than “mainstream”?