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An Exposition of Constructivism [microform] : Why Some Like It Radical / Ernst von Glasersfeld
Bib ID 5506940
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
von Glasersfeld, Ernst
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1989 
14 p. 
Summary

This monograph describes the historical development of radical constructivism. Major topics included are: (1) "The Way of the Sceptics" (describing the sceptic position from Xenophanes, through Pyrrho, to the British Empiricists, and its failure); (2) "The Changed Concept of Knowledge" (outlining G. Vico's statement "the human mind can know only what the human mind has made"); (3) "Piaget's Contribution" (toward the constructivist theory of knowing); (4) "The Concept of Viability" (dealing with two questions on how the reality people construct is so stable and why people cannot construct any reality they like); (5) "The Question of Certainty"; and (6) "Concluding Remarks" (comparing the realistic viewpoint with the constructivistic viewpoint on knowledge and the implications for education). Twenty-five references are listed. (YP)

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Sponsoring Agency: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

Contract Number: NSF-TEI-8751491.

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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 Cognitive Development.  |  Cognitive Structures.  |  Educational Philosophy.  |  Educational Theories.  |  Epistemology.  |  Mathematical Logic.  |  Mathematics.  |  Mathematics Education.  |  Philosophy.  |  Piagetian Theory.  |  Constructivism
Form/genre Opinion Papers.
Other authors/contributors Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Scientific Reasoning Research Inst
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