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con·struc·tiv·ism

 (kən-strŭk′tə-vĭz′əm)
n.
A movement in modern art originating in Moscow in 1920 and characterized by the use of industrial materials such as glass, sheet metal, and plastic to create nonrepresentational, often geometric objects.

con·struc′tiv·ist n.

constructivism

(kənˈstrʌktɪˌvɪzəm)
n
1. (Art Movements) a movement in abstract art evolved in Russia after World War I, primarily by Naum Gabo, which explored the use of movement and machine-age materials in sculpture and had considerable influence on modern art and architecture
2. (Philosophy) philosophy the theory that mathematical entities do not exist independently of our construction of them. Compare intuitionism4, finitism
conˈstructivist adj, n

con•struc•tiv•ism

(kənˈstrʌk təˌvɪz əm)

n. (sometimes cap.)
a nonrepresentational style of art developed in Russia in the early 20th century and characterized chiefly by a severe formality and by the use of modern industrial materials.
[1920–25]
con•struc′tiv•ist, n., adj.

constructivism

the theories, attitudes, and techniques of a group of Soviet writers of the 1920s who attempted to reconcile ideological beliefs with technical achievement, especially in stage design, where effects produced were geometrical and nonrepresentational. — constructivist, n., adj.
See also: Drama
the theories, attitudes, and techniques of a group of Soviet writers of the 1920s who attempted to reconcile ideological beliefs with technical achievement, especially in stage design, where the effects produced were geometrical and nonrepresentational. — constructivist, n., adj.
See also: Literary Style
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.constructivism - an abstractionist artistic movement in Russia after World War I; industrial materials were used to construct nonrepresentational objects
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
constructivist - an artist of the school of constructivism
Translations
konstruktivizam
constructivisme
konstruktivism

constructivism

[kənˈstrʌktɪvɪzəm] Nconstructivismo m
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The wall of reeking bologna at the entrance sets the tone for guest curator Kara Walker's exhibition "Ruffneck Constructivists," on view through August 17: Simply confrontational at first glance, the show hugely rewards a long, thoughtful look.
But social constructivists believe that knowledge is constructed in communities of practice through social interaction (Vygotsky, 1978; Kuhn, 1996).
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The constructivists, in turn, shifted the focus to the processes of facilitating an individual's construction of meanings, which morphed into social constructivism when we added Vygotsky to Piaget.
Constructivists treat mind and nervous system as examples of such systems.
The need for openness and imagination on the part of clients is particularly apparent regarding those constructivists advocating that clients apply post modern principles to the task of designing their identity.
A founder of American pragmatism, Dewey (1859-1952) is now highly regarded by constructivists for his critique of traditional epistemology and assertion that philosophy and science are always embedded in context of cultural practice.
The book is basically divided into two sections, with the first half looking at laboratory art in its own right and the second half elucidating the ways in which Constructivists transformed themselves into Productivists.
Intent on recognizing the political undercurrents in the work of the Constructivists, they turn to the art works, to statements made by the artists, and to contemporary documents which elucidate the artists' meanings in unexpected ways.
The constructivists approach to teaching and learning is based on a combination of a subset of research within cognitive psychology and a subset of research within social psychology.
As for education professors, our primary accomplishment as acolytes of pedagogical progressivism has been to change the rhetoric of educators, who have all come to talk like constructivists.