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John Dewey's conceptualisation of experience

John Quay

Experiential Learning and Outdoor Education. Traditions of practice and philosophical perspectives | Routledge | Published : 2020


Quay re-interprets John Dewey’s concept of experience in the context of his works related to the problems of education (Dewey, 1938). While many discipline-orientated discourses – for example mathematics education, science education and history education – emphasise content knowledge or pedagogical content knowledge as the major focus, outdoor education has striven to comprehend and work educationally with the experiences of the participants – in outdoor education, the experiences of participants encompass both pedagogy and content. Significant among the theorists informing such discussion is educational philosopher John Dewey. Quay’s aim in this paper is to explore Dewey’s theoretical posit..

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