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The Development and Understanding of the Concept of ‘Experience’ in John Dewey’s Theory of Experiential Learning
Votava Pavel
The aim of the article is to show the meaning and use of the concept of ‘experience’ in different areas in the context of John Dewey’s Theory of Experiential Learning. In the introduction, the American philosopher and educator John Dewey and the circumstances leading to pragmatic pedagogy are introduced. In each chapter the author describes the development and understanding of the concept of ‘experience’ in connection with the specific Dewey publications related to his theory of experiential learning. The first chapter is about the book Democracy and Education, the second chapter deals with the book Experience and Nature, the third chapter handles the book Art as Experience, and the final one presents the book Experience and Education. In conclusion, the author summarises his findings.

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