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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.


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"The marvelous thing about learning style is that every teacher can help to provide a warm prevailing breeze to lift all those “kites” and help them soar. Sometimes the strings may get tangled up, but now we can understand how a little more dimension and space can keep them free and flying."
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