The Dewey educational philosophy is to provide student growth and development with experiential learning and education that fosters self-directed learning, self-reliance, responsibility and character.
“Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself.”
- Since education is life itself, it belongs to the learner rather than belongs to the teacher. Education is a learner-centered process.
- Since education is life itself, there is no one-size-fits-all plan for everyone. It is essential that the teacher be deeply aware of and respect the individual differences of learners.
- Since education is life itself, school cannot isolate itself from real life; and knowledge cannot be forced on learners. Learning is experiential.