Time capsule: Practical instruction and learn-by-doing pedagogy “strange and alarming”

March 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm 1 comment

In November 1936, the March of Time! newsreel introduced the progressive education movement championed by John Dewey as a series of “Strange and alarming teaching innovations which today threaten to change the entire method of public school education in the United States.”

HBO Archives has digitally restored the 8-minute film, which you can watch here.

(Note, free registration is required to access the HBO Archives.)


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  • 1. Josh  |  March 31, 2010 at 8:39 am

    What a great video!


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Jason R. Atwood

I'm an avid trail runner and doctoral student at U.C. Berkeley who studies motivation and the relationship between the mind and body. This blog is a forum to share research, news, and musings about these topics of interest. More

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