Progressivism Theory http://people.morehead-st.edu/fs/w.willis/fourtheories.html
Progressivism is an educational theory based on child-centered teachings, with less focus on the roles of learning top-down rather than more wholesomely. It is given that only democracy permits true learning, and that cooperation and collaboration of ideas will truly grow the mind. This theory can provide great benefits in looking at the community for input as much as inputting personally. By focusing on advising the community rather than leading outright, better cooperation will be enacted, yielding better results. This theory can be applied to politics in the sense of putting the voice into the voters and constituents. It is here where collaboration and the connections of ideas can flourish, in a true democracy. As learning should be directly related to the interests of the learner, so can the policies and laws be directly related to interests of the populous.