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Edward Lee Thorndike and John Dewey on the Science of Education
Abstract: "At the beginning of this century the two most important theorists in the history of American education, Edward Thorndike and John Dewey, formulated radically different visions of how the art of teaching could be transformed into a science."
Intelligence by Design: Thorndike Versus Dewey
Abstract: "The article focuses on the influences of psychologist Edward Thorndike and philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer John Dewey on the history of the United States educational system in the 21st century."
Abstract: "Critiques the work of the revolutionary psychologist Edward Thorndike, while highlighting his contributions and approach to the relationship between the study of phylogeny and comparative psychology."
An experiment in learning an abstract subject
Abstract: "The purpose of this experiment was to observe the process of learning an abstract subject by adult learners in a case where the task is for them of somewhat the same novelty and difficulty as the learning of algebra is for the first-year high school pupil or as the learning of physics is for the third year pupil."
Edward L. Thorndike (Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia)
Abstract: "American psychologist. Often referred to as the founder of modern educational psychology, Thorndike incorporated measurement into education and psychology, as well as developing testing of animals and studies of learning in humans."
A ‘narrowing of inquiry’ in American moral psychology and education
Abstract: "Drawing from the theories of Edward L. Thorndike and John Dewey, we examine naturalistic philosophical commitments that influenced the study of moral psychology and moral education in the USA."
Edward L. Thorndike: The selectionist connectionist
Abstract: "From the very outset of his work, Thorndike allied himself with the Darwinian proposition that complex phenomena can arise as the cumulative effects of a selection process, here the process envisioned by the law of effect"