Thinker of the Week: John Dewey


Full Name: John Dewey

Born: 1859

Died: 1952

Hometown: Burlington, Vermont, USA

Fave Subjects: Teaching and Learning, Art and Beauty, Truth and Knowledge, Power, Human Minds

Career Highlights:

  • taught all ages of students, from primary school to university
  • founded a whole new kind of school, based on freedom
  • wrote almost 40 books
  • had his picture on a postage stamp

Big Question: How do people really learn new things?

Find out more about Mr. Dewey and his big ideas here!