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constructionism

(kənˈstrʌkʃənɪzəm)
n
an educational theory holding that children learn most effectively when actively doing, or constructing, things, rather than being taught information in a traditional schooling methodthe theory that beliefs are constructed socially or culturally

constructionism

the use of or reliance on construction or constructive methods. — constructionist, n.
See also: Attitudes
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1) The issue of mandatory influenza immunisation for nurses has ignored the intersection of social constructionism and critical realism regarding the concrete, objective presentation of science and nurses' epistemological and ontological realities.
Constructivism must be distinguished from constructionism which embraces the same notion of how people learn but delves deeper into teaching methodology, arguing that learning is particularly powerful when the learner is engaged in constructing a tangible object (Papet & Harel, 1991).
These manuscripts will represent work across our field's distinct theory, assessment, and practice traditions of person-environment fit, life span development, social cognition, and social constructionism.
The thirteen entries include the concept of health in Chinese culture (mildness and smoothness), etymology-based understanding of disease in Chinese culture, pattern identification in Chinese medicine since 1955, translation of disease names, disease systems and patterns, cultural consciousness, psychotherapy, culture and construct, a philosophical approach to the nature of risk, and radical constructionism.
The author proceeds to explicate two models of qualitative research that is naturalism and ethnomethodology and constructionism.
Another professor taught a fall course in post-modern constructionism that connected his class with students at three universities in China.
Parker, I (1998b) Social Constructionism, Discourse and Realism.
The process of RDGC can be seen as learning-by-making and learning-by-design, which are grounded in the learning theories of social constructivism (Solomon, 1994) and constructionism (Harel and Papert, 1991).
On the relationship between Kuhn and constructionism, KESE argues that Kuhn is an internalist: changes to scientific theories are based on epistemic factors and not on external factors.
For example, in his discussion of Carroll's "erotetic narrative" and Bordwell's cognitive constructionism, which explain our ability to reconstruct the story (or fabula) of a film from its plotted images, Sinnerbrink is nonetheless skeptical about whether such academic "models of narrative account adequately for our aesthetic experience of cinema [since] not all films conform to the narrative style of Hollywood" (51).
This approach is differentiated from constructivism and social constructionism, which have been omnipresent in the career development literature in recent years.
The epistemological stance of social constructionism (Burr, 2003) guided our approach to designing this research study.

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