Dewey Introduces Concept Of Progressive Education

1897

Philosopher John Dewey writes his first education text, My Pedagogic Creed, which introduces the notion of progressive education – that education should not be rote learning but learning by doing. In 1916, he will write his most famous work, Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education, in which he argues that schools should not simply prepare students for careers, but must teach them how to live in a democracy.