University of Colorado at Denver. School of Education
by Annie and John Selden: the Mathematical Association of America
and Social Constructionism: postmodern Campfire
Constructivism in Education is a compilation of writings of
international educational scholars from the Alternative Epistemologies
in Education Conference held in 1992. The focus of the conference,
and thus the book, are in-depth discussions concerning Radical Constructivism
and Social Constructionism as innovative learning and teaching strategies.
Constructivism grew from the work of Jean Piaget. Much of Social
Constructionism is based on the work of L.S. Vygotsky.
Steffe, L.P., & Gale, J. (Eds.)
"This 'virtual faculty' began to form in late 1994. As
faculty members we share a sufficient common interest to have enabled
us to come together in this networked forum nearly one year later.
Perhaps the 'key plank' in our common interest is what has been
termed 'the discursive turn' (aka 'the second cognitive revolution')
that has begun to occur in a number of areas of contemporary psychology..."
Faculty Links Page
Sources on Concepts of Person and Self
Online texts related to topics concerning Person, Self, Personal
Identity, Self-Consciousness, Self-Knowledge, etc.
Page is maintained by Ted Chan.
Another Gergen homepage, containing full text articles
and narrative psychology
list at mailbase.ac.uk
This list is concerned to offer both a forum for the discussion
of Personal Construct Psychology, in terms of the theoretical and
methodological concerns of this discipline, and an analysis of the
relationship between this discipline and other perspectives within
the social sciences.
Constructivism: Broadly Defined
"Constructivist learning is based on students' active participation
in problem-solving and critical thinking regarding a learning activity
which they find relevant and engaging. They are "constructing" their
own knowledge by testing ideas and approaches based on their prior
knowledge and experience, applying these to a new situation, and
integrating the new knowledge gained with pre-existing intellectual
Information on Jean
Vygotsky & John
of Social Constructivism
Constructivist views on learning
Constructivism (Principia Cybernetica Web)
by F. Heylighen
and Related Sites
cognitivism: the discursive construction of cognitive mechanisms