Redisovering Dewey: A Reflection on Independent Thinking
|UW-L Author:||Steven Simpson, Ph.D.
|Publisher:||Wood 'N' Barnes|
Simpson, Steven. Redisovering Dewey: A Reflection on Independent Thinking. Bethany, OK: Wood 'N' Barnes, 2011.
John Dewey believed in education, and he believed in American participatory democracy. Simpson uses personal anecdotes, Dewey’s extensive writings, and even Chinese legends to discuss Dewey’s ideas about teaching democracy, independent thinking, and a sense of community. They are as relevant today as when they were written.
About the Author
Steven Simpson is chair of the Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation; also he is currently serving as the University Graduate Director. In the early 1990’s, Steve was a Fulbright scholar who taught at National Taiwan University. For the 2007-2008 academic year, he took a leave of absence from UW-L to return to Taiwan and teach at the Graduate Institute of Environmental Education at National Taiwan Normal University. He is the past executive editor of the Journal of Experiential Education.