Lifelong Education: Some Deweyan Themes

  • Ivan A. Snook
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 26)


John Dewey’s Pedagogic Creed published in 1897 begins with the stirring words: ‘I believe that all education proceeds by the participation of the individual in the social consciousness of the race. This process begins unconsciously almost at birth, and is continually shaping the individual’s powers, saturating his habits, training his ideas, and arousing his feelings and emotions. Through this unconscious education the individual gradually comes to share in the intellectual and moral resources which humanity has succeeded in getting together’ (Dewey 1971, Vol. 5, p. 84).


Business Ethic Critical Thinking Sexual Harassment Lifelong Learning Seat Belt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EducationMassey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

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