Progressive Education

What is Progressive education?

Progressive Education in the Classroom

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Traditional   
Progressive
 
School is preparation for life.
School is a part of life. 
 
Learners are passive absorbers of information and authority.
Learners are active participants, problem solvers, and planners.
 
Teachers are sources of information and authority. 
 Teachers are facilitators, guides who foster thinking
 
Disciplines, particularly language and math, are separated.
 Disciplines are integrated as children make connections.
 
Knowledge is absorbed through lectures, worksheets, and texts.
 

Knowledge is constructed through play, direct experience, and social interaction.