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Contributions of the John Dewey and Sri Aurobindo in the Present System of Education | Original Article

Gauriben Dayalbhai Solanki*, H. B. Patel, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Philosopher Aurobindo (18721950) can be viewed as a 20th century renaissance person. Born in Kolkata, India, Aurobindo was educated at Cambridge University. He was an intellectual who intensely analyzed human and social evolution. The present paper highlights the philosophical contributions of Shri Aurobindo Ghosh to Education. It relates the importance of Aurobindo’s philosophy of education with different components of education: aims of education, curriculum, transaction, school, relationship of teacher and pupil; discipline; and finally the implication of Aurobindo’s philosophy of education on globalization. In the present paper, we aim to highlight, starting from reference works of J. Dewey, a series of his contributions in the field of education. Starting from the principles of pragmatic pedagogy and fundamental paradigms of education we will identify the main elements of interference between these two conceptual spheres. The premise of this study was that the sociology of education provides a series of effective solutions to the problems facing school in the contemporary society. Therefore, the principles and the values promoted by John Dewey must be addressed as useful instruments for individual development, and social by default.