Constructivist epistemology

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    and the critics about constructivism will be analyzed. Finally, the differences between traditional classroom and constructivist classroom will be evaluated. To begin with, I would…

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    Furthermore, the constructivist learning theory viewed children as active agents in their own learning, forming their own understanding of the world and what is around them through independent exploration (Gallagher and Reid, 2002). Additionally, children internalise their actions through the creation of cognitive frameworks or schemas (Piaget, 1977). Schemas are mental representations, which provide a way of organising knowledge (Cooper, 2011). Schemas are subject to change as the child matures…

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    Constructivist teachers are seeking for way to help students construct and develop their own tacit understandings (Richardson, 1997). Like Montessori educational approach, which welcomes multi-age students to learning in a one classroom aligned with Vygotsky’s social constructivism. Students with different ages work together to form a zone of proximal development. Montessori (1967) believes that “The hands are the instruments of man 's intelligence…He constructs his mind step by step till it…

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    As humans, we often like to think of ourselves as masters of our own destiny. As we continue through the routine patterns of life, we see that most of us have the autonomy to decide which foods we eat, which political parties we support, etc. Ultimately, however, we are impacted by forces outside of our immediate control, and often our comprehension. We become elements in social constructionism, the understanding that our beliefs, social institutions, and ourselves are the result of culture and…

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    Part A Introduction The work of constructivist theorists, notably Piaget and Vygotsky, identified two constructivist learning models, which are: individual constructivism, which states that knowledge is constructed from personal experience by the individual, and social constructivism, which declares that knowledge, is acquired through collaboration with meaning negotiated from multiple perspectives (Almala, 2006) Piaget is known as the first constructivist, asserts that the theory of…

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    to understand that scientific knowledge is the product of an interaction between objectivity and subjectivity and that it might reinforce practices of exclusion of social groups that are not involved in the scientific knowledge-making process. Indeed, the overall aim of Critical Realism is ‘to highlight how scientific explanations of environmental change provide only partial insights into complex biophysical processes, and that existing models of explanation reflect the agendas of the…

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    never leave us ill-equipped to traverse the dark spaces. The debate between constructivists and naturalists, need not undermine one position or the other. The fact that naturalism has claimed a more prominent position in social science research simply means that what we need to know now, is best served through this methodology. And one day this will change, because knowing is constantly evolving and reshaping itself, in much the same way that we are. As much as the ontological and…

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    critiques from all over the world with unlimited approaches. In every researcher point of view, both qualitative and quantitative methods may be used with any research paradigm but it is our standpoint that a term to be retain for an explanation of any group procedures. Lincoln & Guba (1985) defined theoretically, highly principles that guiding all universal beliefs and action about methodology, ontology and epistemology. Such as questions we raised on how we have the knowledge of the world?…

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    skills, and personal goals – knowledge acquired throughout their lives. Through their analysis of these interviews, Belenky et al. challenged traditional androcentric knowledge theories (e.g. Perry, 1970). From their life experiences women develop ways they view the world, or epistemologies. These “women’s ways of knowing” have been historically neglected by “the dominant intellectual ethos of our time” (Belenky et al., 1997, p. xxv). The five epistemologies, or ways of knowing, women have…

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    educators’ instructional methods with the constructivist ideal. The Teacher Educator 42 (3). Research Questions: The researcher examined teaching styles of four university professors teaching math to future elementary school teachers. The researcher focused on constructivist teaching styles. Constructivist teaching style was described as a shift in traditional teaching methods. Students are encouraged to construct their own knowledge through social interactions and meaningful activities.…

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