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ERIC Number: EJ676781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
John Dewey & Psychologizing the Subject-Matter: Big Ideas, Ambitious Teaching, and Teacher Education.
Smith, John P., III; Girod, Mark
Teaching and Teacher Education, v19 n3 p295-307 Apr 2003
Asserts that Dewey's proposal that rich, engaged learning requires teachers to "psychologize" their subject matter, remains timely in today's education, especially given recent mathematics and science curricular reforms. The article contrasts his proposal with more subject-centered reforms, explaining how teachers must understand students' subject-relevant experience and how teachers can combine promising "big ideas" with sensitive analyses of students' experience to transform subject matters, especially for lower achieving students. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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