Starting from Dewey: teaching of law and democratic citizenship
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Teaching of law; John Dewey; Democratic citizenship; Responsibility; Common good

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Crocetta, C. (2020). Starting from Dewey: teaching of law and democratic citizenship. Teoria E Critica Della Regolazione Sociale / Theory and Criticism of Social Regulation. Retrieved from


The teaching of the law appears called, in particular at this moment, fluid and in continuous movement, to accept the challenge of activating that process of knowledge of the juridical culture and of the maturation of a glance on the self and on the otherness, under the perspective lens of law, through which it may be possible to really form citizens able to grasp and deal with complexity, while developing a responsible posture, supportive and attentive to the common good. Starting from a brief reflection on the main pillars of John Dewey’s thought in the matter of education to democratic citizenship, this  contribution intends to focus on the methodological dimensions and epistemological perspectives that the law teacher should integrate in order to be able to realize the educational-solidarity purpose at the basis of legal education.

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