The centrality of the learners in the light of John Dewey’s philosophy of education
Keywords:John Dewey, education, centrality of the learner, learning by doing, experience
John Dewey is the most significant philosopher of education. This article provides a thorough analysis of John Dewey’s philosophy of education and his theory on experiential learning in the educational process. It also offers a closer look of the speculative case suggesting the visionary child-centered education underlying Dewey’s educational philosophy. The article consists of two sections: (1) John Dewey’s philosophy of education and the centrality of the learner (child), and (2) the term ‘experience’ through the lens of Dewey’s philosophy of education. The method used in this research is a library study, in the form of research whose objects are literature works, namely scientific journals, books, articles in the mass media, and other net from different websites. While John Dewey who was considered as an exemplar proponent in education and philosophy of his time, the researchers conclude that still today Dewey’s ideologies have a place in educational curriculums across the globe for sheer reason that John Dewey elucidates the idea that students learn from human experiences, in which it simply boils down to a certain idea of “putting ideas into action” or, it simply means “learning-by-doing.”
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