Dewey, Peirce, and the categories of learning

Education and Culture 26 (2):65-82 (2010)
In Experience and Education, John Dewey described how learning should occur in schools, and what the results of that learning should be. Critiquing both the traditional educational practices of his time and the progressive schools that took some of their ideas from his own work, Dewey put forth what he called the "educative" experience (LW 13: 11) as the aim of formal instruction. The educative experience is affectively engaging, intelligently directed, and disciplined by the demands of purposeful and social activity. It leads to growth in possibilities for perception and action. Dewey contrasted the educative experience to those experiences he labeled as "mis-educative" (LW 13: 11), which, lacking some or all of ..
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