ERIC Number: EJ912446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Dewey, Peirce, and the Categories of Learning
Wojcikiewicz, Steven K.
Education and Culture, v26 n2 Article 7 2010
John Dewey proposes the "educative" experience as the goal of instruction. Yet, in focusing on the educative experience, Dewey may discount other sorts of learning which occur in school, and indeed in life. This piece proposes a recapitulation of Dewey's theory through Peirce's categorical system of experience, leading to three categories of learning. The three proposed categories, "accepting," "analytical," and "evaluative," correspond roughly to learning "what", learning "how", and learning "why." The intent here is not to reduce the importance of the educative experience, but rather to broaden the application of Dewey's work by portraying learning as a multifaceted phenomenon.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Progressive Education, Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, Educational Experience, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Education, Learning, Classification
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