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Journal:   JOURNAL OF EDUCATION (JOURNAL OF EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY)   WINTER 2010 , Volume 5 , Number 4; Page(s) 3 To 18.
 
Paper: 

AN ANALYSIS OF THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CONSTRUCTIVISM (FROM THE STANDPOINT OF REALISM)

 
 
Author(s):  VALAVI P., PAKSERSHT M.J., SAFAEI MOGHADAM M., MEHRALIZADEH Y.
 
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Abstract: 

Constructivism which maintains that human mind constructs knowledge and which attributes a vital role in the formation of knowledge to the perception of the learners, considers knowledge not to be a reflection of external reality and, hence is in conflict with realism. Lacking a unified view toward knowledge formation, constructivism lays emphasis on two approaches toward the construction of knowledge, one psychological the other sociological. Psychological constructivism maintains that knowledge formation depends predominantly on the activities of the individual's mind where as its sociological counterpart subscribe to the view that it is based on social interaction. in the analysis of constructivism from a realist standpoint, which was the goal of this research, it was discovered that epistemologically speaking, there are wide disparities between constructivisrrr and realism. Regarding the nature, limits and sources of knowledge. Based on the findings of this study it become manifest that constructivist's epistemology is mixed with both psychology and sociology. It was also ascertained that, in constructivism in contrast to realism, knowledge has no independent status against process which is supposed to be fixed. Thus knowledge has a fluid character, being part and parcel of the process of learning. Learning which seems to be tantamount to knowledge is itself the product of learner's activity.

 
Keyword(s): CONSTRUCTIVISM, EPISTEMOLOGY, REALISM, EDUCATION
 
 
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APA: Copy

VALAVI, P., & PAKSERSHT, M., & SAFAEI MOGHADAM, M., & MEHRALIZADEH, Y. (2010). AN ANALYSIS OF THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CONSTRUCTIVISM (FROM THE STANDPOINT OF REALISM). JOURNAL OF EDUCATION (JOURNAL OF EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY), 5(4), 3-18. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=508091



Vancouver: Copy

VALAVI P., PAKSERSHT M.J., SAFAEI MOGHADAM M., MEHRALIZADEH Y.. AN ANALYSIS OF THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CONSTRUCTIVISM (FROM THE STANDPOINT OF REALISM). JOURNAL OF EDUCATION (JOURNAL OF EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY). 2010 [cited 2021May11];5(4):3-18. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=508091



IEEE: Copy

VALAVI, P., PAKSERSHT, M., SAFAEI MOGHADAM, M., MEHRALIZADEH, Y., 2010. AN ANALYSIS OF THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CONSTRUCTIVISM (FROM THE STANDPOINT OF REALISM). JOURNAL OF EDUCATION (JOURNAL OF EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY), [online] 5(4), pp.3-18. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=508091.



 
 
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