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Food is a fundamental source of meaning and value in human life. American educator and philosopher John Dewey (1859-1952) used the kitchen in the elementary school classroom as one of the ways to invite children into inquiry about their world.

The UVM John Dewey Kitchen Institute is a three-day workshop draws from John Dewey’s philosophy of education and epistemology (theory of knowing), and introduces twelve Deweyan concepts that inspire and guide the work of the Kitchen Institute.

Inquiry Happens in and through the Activity of Making Food

In the workshop, you will:

  • Gain an understanding about the complex dynamics of practical and theoretical learning within an experiential setting.

  • Learn the twelve Deweyan Tenants and incorporate them into your teaching.

  • Cook, taste and eat.

If you are interested in teaching about food and exploring an important pedagogical approach for teaching any subject, the UVM John Dewey Kitchen Institute is for you.

Take the first step now! Just fill out the form on the right and we will send you an email with the information you need to get started.