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What is Progressivism?. Morgan Brooks. A Brief Overview. Dr. Thomas Armstrong Ph.D. on “Progressive Education” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClUywtTsTjA. Early Progressivism. Emerged in the late 19 th and early 20 th century No longer satisfied with status quo Wanted

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a brief overview
A Brief Overview
  • Dr. Thomas Armstrong Ph.D. on “Progressive Education”
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClUywtTsTjA
early progressivism
Early Progressivism
  • Emerged in the late 19th and early 20th century
  • No longer satisfied with status quo
  • Wanted
    • Change and reinvigoration
    • Children to learn the arts of democratic participation
    • Education to include economic and social justice
    • An emphasis on experience and social relevance rather than universal truth and the past
values and goals of progressivism
Values and Goals of Progressivism
  • An active democratic society
  • Citizens able to handle social, political, and economic decisions
  • Citizens working collaboratively toward a common good
  • A community prepared to take care of societies needs
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Values and Goals of Progressivism
  • Emotional, artistic, and creative development
  • Appreciation of diversity
  • Curiosity
  • Creativity
progressive education
Progressive Education
  • Children learn through
    • Real world problem solving
    • Real world experience
    • Cooperation and collaboration
    • Reconstruction
    • Inquiry
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Progressive Education
  • Role of the teacher
    • Help students think through the problems themselves
    • Allow students to learn through their own curiosity
    • Cultivate their imagination
    • Allow creative intelligence and freedom
    • Not a lecturer or taskmaster
examples of progressive education
Examples of Progressive Education
  • Open classrooms
  • Schools without walls
  • Cooperative learning
  • Multiage approaches
  • Whole language
  • Social curriculum
  • Experiential education
concerns and criticisms
Concerns and Criticisms
  • Against the traditional values
    • Standards
    • Structure
    • Curriculum
  • Seen as a “bandwagon” movement
  • Teachers should concentrate on subject matter
class discussion
Class Discussion
  • Should our public education system adapt the educational philosophy of progressivism?
    • Why or why not?
    • To what extent?
      • Only in certain schools?
      • Only for certain age groups?
  • A Brief Overview of Progressive Education. (2002). Retrieved January 26,2014 from http://www.uvm.edu/~dewey/articles/proged.html
  • Ciciura, T. [Thomas Ciciura]. (2011, April 25). Dr. Thomas Armstrong on Progressive Education [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClUywtTsTjA
  • VanPatten, J., & Davidson, B. (2010). Progressivism: Another Look Then and Now. Journal Of Philosophy & History Of Education, 60126-132.
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A Brief Overview of Progressive Education:


“A Brief Overview of Progressive Education,” begins by summarizing the basic ideals and beliefs of progressive educators. The author describes progressive education as a tool for supporting a democratic society and lists the two key components required for the education of an engaged citizen as “respect for diversity” and “critical, socially engaged intelligence.” The article goes on to describe the history of the public education system, as well as the rise of the Progressive Movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and its decline during the Cold War era. Finally, the author concludes by discussing the revival of progressive ideals in recent times and speculates as to where these ideals might lead us in the future.

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Dr. Thomas Armstrong on Progressive Education:


In this video Dr. Thomas Armstrong discusses progressive education and its importance. Dr. Armstrong gives a brief overview of John Dewey, who played an instrumental role in the development of progressivism, and discusses how he believed that children learn best through real world experience. He then continues on to address the need for the education system to nurture imagination, as he believes it to be a vital resource.

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Progressivism: Another Look Then and Now


“Progressivism: Another Look Then and Now” describes the history and development of progressivism in great detail. The author discuses what brought about the progressive era and how it evolved. VanPatten also reviews some of the key individuals involved in the development of progressivism, including John Dewey. Furthermore, he explores the values and ideals of progressivism, its criticisms, and its future.