Cognition, construction of knowledge, and teaching

  title={Cognition, construction of knowledge, and teaching},
  author={Ernst von Glasersfeld},
The existence of objective knowledge and the possibility of communicating it by means of language have traditionally been taken for granted by educators. Recent developments in the philosophy of science and the historical study of scientific accomplishments have deprived these presuppositions of their former plausibility. Sooner or later, this must have an effect on the teaching of science. In this paper I am presenting a brief outline of an alternative theory of knowing that takes into account… 
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