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John Dewey

1859 - 1952

 
 
John Dewey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
1. John Dewey Marker
Inscription.  The influential educator and philosopher rejected education by rote in favor of "learning by doing," which develops the critical thinking skills Dewey believed were essential for participation in a democratic society. He lived here from 1913 to 1927, and was the author of Democracy and Education (1916) and Experience and Nature (1925).
 
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the New York, New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions series list.
 
Location. 40° 48.323′ N, 73° 57.919′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West 112th Street and Broadway, on the right when traveling west on West 112th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 545 West 112th Street, New York NY 10025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Tilden Statue (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel J. Tilden (about 700 feet away); Cecil B. DeMille (about 700 feet away); Lajos Kossuth Monument (about 700 feet away);
John Dewey Marker - Wide View, Looking North Across W. 112th St. image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
2. John Dewey Marker - Wide View, Looking North Across W. 112th St.
The marker is visible here just to the right of the doorway.
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Kossuth (about 800 feet away); Columbia University Midshipmen's Training (approx. 0.2 miles away); Victor Herbert (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harlan Fiske Stone (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Dewey. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on October 7, 2016.) 

2. John Dewey (1859-1952). PBS "Only a Teacher" entry:
John Dewey was the most significant educational thinker of his era and, many would argue, of the 20th century. As a philosopher, social reformer and educator, he changed fundamental approaches to teaching and learning. His ideas about education sprang from a philosophy of pragmatism and were central to the Progressive Movement in schooling. In light of his importance, it is ironic that many of his theories have been relatively poorly understood and haphazardly applied over the past hundred years.... (Submitted on October 7, 2016.) 
 
John Dewey Marker - Wide View, Looking Northeast from Median on Broadway image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
3. John Dewey Marker - Wide View, Looking Northeast from Median on Broadway
The marker is visible here on 112th St., on the right side of the photo(click on picture to enlarge). For some, this marker locale might look familiar: it was in a show about nothing. For others, this locale might sound familiar: I am sitting
In the morning
At the diner
On the corner...

John Dewey image. Click for full size.
From Exploringyourmind.com, unknown
4. John Dewey
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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