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Progressive Education

Progressive Education is based on the principle, espoused by John Dewey and others, progeducationthat education must prepare students for active participation in a democratic, global society. Thus the focus is on raising critical thinkers and inquirers who are active rather than passive learners. The teacher’s job is to nurture and support children’s innate curiosity and desire to learn, fostering internal motivation rather than reliance on external rewards.

The progressive philosophy is concerned not only with students’ academic growth, but also with their social-emotional well-being.


"...students learn best when they can immerse themselves in hands on work, and that the best learning involves genuine discovery rather than the mere ferreting out of information already hidden away in the teacher's brain."
Bruce G. Hammond

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