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John Dewey (1859-1952), educator and philosopher: Articles

This guide is a collection of resources that Ruth Baker compiled on behalf of members of the Faculty Learning Community on Critical Thinking (FLCoCT) -a year-long seminar on Dewey's How We Think (1910) at Community College of Philadelphia, 2010-11

Dewey Pro and Con: Journal Articles

In an effort to be good critical thinkers, here are a few articles (not necessarily in MLA format!) to compare with Dewey's writings that we also considered and discussed in the seminar:

  • Eageton, Terry, 2010   "Reappraisals: what is the worth of social democracy?" Harper's Magazine, October 2010: 77-80. [also available through the CCP Library's databases, or via MyCCP]

  • Clifford: Making Reflective Judgments [click on PDF below]

  • A New Culture of Learning: John Dewey Meets the Internet [click on PDF below]

RSS Feeds

Do you frequently run the same search in JSTOR? if so, you might want to know that you can set up RSS feeds or email alerts that will be sent to you automatically!

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