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Cognition, Construction of Knowledge, and Teaching [microform] / Ernst von Glasersfeld
Bib ID 5491493
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
von Glasersfeld, Ernst
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1988 
20 p. 
Summary

This document submits that the existence of objective knowledge and the possibility of communicating it by means of language have traditionally been taken for granted by educators. This paper presents a brief outline of an alternative theory of knowing that takes into account the thinking organism's cognitive isolation from "reality." This orientation was proposed by Vico at the beginning of the 18th century, disregarded for 200 years, and then propounded independently by Piaget as a developmentally grounded constructivist epistemology. The paper focuses specifically on the "adaptive" aspect of communication, and the subjective perspective on social interaction. Identified are some of the consequences a shift of epistemological presuppositions might have on the practice of teaching science. (TW)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

ERIC Note: Light and broken type may not reproduce well.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Educational Philosophy.  |  Educational Theories.  |  Elementary School Science.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Epistemology.  |  Learning Strategies.  |  Learning Theories.  |  Models.  |  Piagetian Theory.  |  Science Education.  |  Science Instruction.  |  Secondary School Science.  |  Constructivism
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
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