Dewey's Process of Reflective Thinking and Christian Education

From: Volume IX, Issue 3: Spring 1989 Pages 17-30


Can the Christian educator draw from the progressivism of John Dewey to aid him in developing the minds and intellects of his students? This article focuses specifically on Dewey's process of reflective or critical thinking. It is concluded that indeed the Christian can use the critical thinking process of Dewey if he is careful to divorce the methodology from the epistemology. Special attention is given to relativism and doubt, two matters of Dewey's process which raise concern for the conservative Christian.



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