Richard Pring Keynote: Educational Philosophy of John Dewey and its relevance to current dilemmas in Education
This paper was originally given as a Keynote address at Democracy and Education International Conference, 15th June 2016, University of the West of Scotland, Ayr Campus, Scotland.
Walter Humes Keynote: Re-Shaping the Map of Educational Studies: Lessons from Dewey's Democracy and Education
The argument of this paper falls into four parts. In the first, an attempt is made to identify the essential characteristics of Democracy and Education, first published in 1916,which help us to understand the reasons for its success. This serves as a reference point for subsequent discussion. The second section...
Experience, Democracy, Community - Identifying with John Dewey through Youth activism in Scotland
This paper seeks to enumerate the theoretical and practical dynamics of young activists’ learning and to elaborate on the efficacy of John Dewey for youth activism in Scotland. The paper reflects on experiences of young people involved in discrete community activities in the West of Scotland. Though contested, the democratic possibilities...
Democracy in schools, Dewey and the referendum on Scottish independence
The aim of this study was to investigate young people’s perceptions of authority, representation and their involvement in decision-making in school, beyond school and in the referendum on Scottish independence. The study took place during the year leading up to the vote on independence for Scotland which included voters aged...
Shedding Social Media: Dewey and the changing needs of education for democratic engagement
This paper focuses on Dewey’s rejoinder to the classic text which occasioned the conference on Democracy and Education. Dewey wrote Freedom and Culture with the hindsight provided by world wars and the rise of totalitarian states. In this work, he focusses on the learning for democracy that happens in people’s everyday lives and...