John Dewey created a specific approach to learning and made it more interactive. The scientist created a learning environment that focused more on tactility rather than a lecture-based approach (Miller 25). Mr. Dewey decided to put the standard methods of learning like constant memorization aside and gave children real-life experience that allowed them to comprehend the material more effectively. Active interaction with the elements that relate to the educational practice helped students find practical applications of the concepts proposed by the teacher. Such a learning approach is significant for the process of guidance for children. Dewey’s method teaches children to find the practical use of every knowledge they are supplied with. Interactive methods that allow a lot of factual involvement with the learning material may significantly help in their future life, career, and further learning skills.
Preparation for Participation in a Democracy
Children engage in their kind of society when they play with other children or help their parents do some form of work. The more communicational and interactional activities a child experiences, the more prepared he/she becomes for future life as an adult (Miller 30). The awareness of each kind of governmental system and how they all work is an essential part of their learning process on the way to becoming a good citizen. Responsible civilians living in a democratic society must provide their children with complete guidance on how to participate in a democratic society properly. Such guidance will contribute to the future political and social awareness of a child, which is inevitable for a country’s future prosperity. The Providence of necessary knowledge by parents and educators will positively contribute to their future involvement as active citizens.
Miller, Darla F. “Chapter 2: Historical Perspectives and Guidance Theories.” Positive Child Guidance, 8th ed., Cengage Learning, 2016, pp. 23–38.