Friday, December 18, 2009

Learning from John Dewey

Two recent book reviews introduced me to John Dewey. Today, I want to spotlight some John Dewey quotes. These quote remind me why I chose a developmental approach to remediating the core deficits of autism over a behavioral-only approach.

We only think when we are confronted with problems.

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think -- rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.

Food for thought.

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