Book Chapter

Digital storytelling and drama in the English language classroom

PE Wales, M Mohamed

Creating Holistic Technology-Enhanced Learning Experiences: Tales from a Future School in Singapore | Published : 2012

Abstract

Early in the twentieth century, the pioneering education reformer and philosopher John Dewey (1934) advocated for a relevant experiential learning education system to motivate and engage students. Dewey wanted to enable children to make connections between what they learned in school and how they could live in society. He wanted to inculcate young people with social values that would encourage them to contribute to, and be a part of, the society in which they lived. He believed that the way to do this was to teach children to learn by doing, to be active participants in their education. Today Dewey's philosophies are being widely advocated in our school systems.

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