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John Dewey and the Art of Teaching: Toward Reflective and Imaginative Practice is an engaging and accessible introduction to the art of teaching as seen through the eyes of John Dewey. Authors Douglas J. Simpson, Michael J. B. Jackson, and Judy C. Aycock provide a lucid interpretation of the complexities and art of teaching in contemporary classrooms. In addition, they discuss, apply, and question the practical implications of Dewey’s ideas about the art of teaching for beginning and practicing teachers.

The Teacher as Social Engineer
The teacher as social engineer

We may fairly enough call educational practice a kind of social engineering.

—John Dewey (LW 5: 20)

We examined Dewey's conception of the teacher as an educational pioneer earlier. In that context, Dewey speaks of the physical and constructive engineer and stresses that constructive engineers who were pioneers ...

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