New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2018, issue 158, P87-94 2018 DOI: 10.1002/ace.20282 View full text
Xenia Coulter, Alan Mandell

Abstract: What can be learned from the experience of reading this sourcebook in its entirety? Without question, for all the authors, Dewey had something meaningful to say that enhanced their own understanding of the role of experience in education and its application to adult learners. Those who found Dewey most easily relevant were those who applied the theories and practices described in Experience and Education to actual teaching situations: Merrill (in Chapter 4) in a program for building-trade apprentices in a lib…

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