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constructivism

in the philosophy of science, the doctrine that people actively construct their reality on the basis of their beliefs and expectations. Also known as constructionism. constructivist a person who espouses constructivism.
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Finally, Jensen raises an interesting question as to whether the epistemological constructivism of Nietzsche's twin essays of 1873-1874 anticipates the epistemological perspectivism of his mature philosophy.
Her use of RSP theory adds an intuitively appealing approach to understanding the institution that successfully threads the line between the obvious problems of a realist interpretation of ASEAN versus an unsustainable devotion to a shift in identity that characterizes most constructivist examinations of ASEAN (though we should note that constructivism is far broader than the book's discussion of it tends to allow).
This article is intended to generally support the potential benefits of constructivism in counselor education as a student-centered, humanistically oriented enterprise.
Borrowing the language of radical constructivism, the resulting contributions are intended to "perturb" the status quo and get constructivists and non-constructivists alike thinking about constructivism's past, future, strengths, weaknesses, and overall utility.
However, constructivism and social learning theory also provide very useful insights into understanding learning within organisational settings.
In recent decades science education is dominated by constructivism which has been seen as an attractive word in science education learning environment in schools and colleges (Fensham 1992and 2004).
This volume is broken into six chapters, the first of which explores the Platonic roots of Kant's epistemology and accounts for the history of the phenomenological approach to epistemological inquiry, particularly regarding the question of constructivism, tracing the history of the relationship between epistemology and phenomenology, and leading the reader through the various contributions of the phenomenological approach to epistemology.
When claiming relationships of mutual constitution and causation between structure and agency, constructivism usually falls into under-explanation or under-specification, as it gives the impression that everything--all the considered factors or variables--is mutually constituted and caused, as if 'everything explained everything': where ideational structures are claimed to cause and constitute each other and agency, it becomes rather difficult to answer questions about the causes (why?
The purpose of this study was to review and synthesize relevant literature and theoretical frameworks relating to constructivism and its application to teaching via undergraduate research in agriculture.
Is Mayer (2009) correct when he suggests constructivism is a good learning theory but not a good prescription for learning?
Constructivism would be more useful if it accepts knowledge-reality correspondence.
is a book which well represents the actual debate related to constructivism and education.