Progressive education is a pedagogical movement that began in the late nineteenth century. This term had been coined to suffice that all the schools develop to produce more effective and specialized personnel in the coming future.

Key Points:

  • Belief in the capability and potential of every child
  • Emphasis on learning by doing – hands-on projects, expeditionary learning, experiential learning
  • Strong emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking
  • Group work and development of social skills
  • Personalized learning accounting for each individual’s personal goals
  • Assessment by evaluation of child’s projects and productions
  • Selection of subject content by looking forward to ask what skills will be needed in future society

See, if you can answer below questions after reading this article:

Question Which of the following is central to the concept of progressive education?
[Child Development and Pedagogy] [CTET-2019-07]
OptionsA) Standard instruction assessment
B) Extrinsic motivation and uniform assessment parameters
C) Textbook centric learning
D) Belief in the capability and potential of every child
D) Belief in the capability and potential of every child
Question Which one of the following options best describes progressive education?
[Child Development and Pedagogy] [CTET-2018-12]
OptionsA) Thematic units. regular unit tests. ranking
B) Personalised learning ability grouping. labeling students
C) Project method ability grouping. ranking
D) Learning by doing. project method. cooperative learning
D) Learning by doing. project method. cooperative learning

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