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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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What is required during this challenging transition period is a constructivist approach that will promote the development of a more complete sense of identity.
Training implementation: The need for dry runs and pilot tests remain intact even in the constructivist training.
The tenets of Vygotsky's (1978) Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) work well in an online course taught from a social constructivist base.
Though there has been much work on Morgenthau and the problem of international morality, there has not been a volume that ties Morgenthau so directly into constructivist theory, even if here the move is accomplished in a subtle way.
Proponents of constructivism, Marlowe and Page summarize the foundation of a constructivist approach as:
The point which Gough seems to make is that the artist in real life is a manager of real life, and that the artist as a creator of anything which has an aesthetic existence, on no matter what plane we find it, is not a Constructivist.
The Conditions that Support Constructivist Uses of Technology (CSCUT) survey (Ravitz & Light, 2000) was used to measure teachers' beliefs and attitudes.
A constructivist teacher, "recognises the importance and what imitations the child needs rather than embracing social knowledge as the total curriculum" (Branscombe, et.
We had initially adopted the concept of learning communities as described in the literature and applied the benefits of computer-supported collaborative learning environments (in the support of learning communities) towards constructivist forms of pedagogy.
Part 3 on "The Principles" is essentially an application of the constructivist interpretation to Kant's theories of substance and causality (Kant has a "partial causal theory of time," chap.
Thus, students with high scores had constructivist views about science.