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Constructivism in Education - Leslie P. Steffe

Constructivism in Education

By: Leslie P. Steffe (Editor), Jerry Gale (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9780805810967
Number Of Pages: 600

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Unique in offering a multidisciplinary perspective on key issues of alternative epistemologies in education, this collection includes contributions from scholars in family therapy, epistemology, and mathematics, science, and language education. These respected researchers were brought together to develop the theme of constructivism as it applies to many diversified fields.
This book examines key distinctions of various constructivist epistemologies, comparing and contrasting the various paradigms. Each section provides both keynote positions on a particular alternative paradigm as well as critical comments by respondents regarding that position. Several chapters also present a synthesis of the alternative epistemological perspectives.

Preface
Radical Constructivism and Social Constructionism
A Constructivist Approach to Teaching
Social Construction and the Educational Process
In Dialogue: Social Constructionism and Radical Constructivism
Construct[ion/iv]ism: Pick One of the Above
Information-Processing Constructivism and Cybernetic Systems
From Universing to Conversing: An Ecological Constructionist Approach to Learning and Multiple Description
Cognitive Flexibility, Constructivism, and Hypertext: Random Access Instruction for Advanced Knowledge Acquisition in Ill-Structured Domains
Response to Chapters by Spiro et al. and Steier
Constructivism, Cybernetics, and Information Processing: Implications for Technologies of Research on Learning
Social Constructivism and Sociocultural Approaches
The Structuring of the Structures: Development and Function of Mathematizing as a Social Practice
Discourse and Learning in the Classroom: A Sociocultural Approach
Social and Cultural Dimensions of Knowledge and Classroom Teaching
How Compatible Are Radical Constructivism, Sociocultural Approaches, and Social Constructivism? Analysis and Synthesis I: Alternative Epistemologies
World Mirroring Versus World Making: There's Gotta Be a Better Way
Alternative Epistemologies in Language, Mathematics, and Science Education
The Constructivist View: A Fashionable and Fruitful Paradigm for Science Education Research and Practice
From the Field to the Classroom: Studies in Mathematical Understanding
Written Discourse: A Constructivist Perspective
From Alternative Epistemologies to Practice in Education: Rethinking What It Means to Teach and Learn
Construction and Transference of Meaning Through Form
Constructivism, Sexual Harassment, and Presupposition: A (Very) Loose Response to Duit, Saxe, and Spivey
Alternative Epistemologies in Clinical, Mathematics, and Science Education
Sensory Experience, Abstraction, and Teaching
Constructivist Approaches to Science Teaching
Reflections on Learning and Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School
The Social Already Inhabits the Epistemic: A Discussion of Driver; Wood, Cobb, and Yackel; and von Glasersfeld
Assisting Construction: The Role of the Teacher in Assisting the Learner's Construction of Preexisting Cultural Knowledge
Shifting Paradigms: A Self-Reflective Critique. Analysis and Synthesis II: Epsitemologies in Education.
The One and the Many. Analysis and Synthesis III: Retrospective Comments and Future Prospects.
Alternative Epistemologies: An Educator's Perspective
Epilogue
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ISBN: 9780805810967
ISBN-10: 080581096X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 600
Published: 1st January 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.99 x 15.55  x 3.79
Weight (kg): 0.94
Edition Number: 1

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