The Poverty of Constructivism

  title={The Poverty of Constructivism},
  author={Derek Meyer},
  journal={Educational Philosophy and Theory},
  pages={332 - 341}
  • Derek Meyer
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Education
  • Educational Philosophy and Theory
Constructivism claims to be a postepistemology that replaces ‘traditional’ concepts of knowledge. Supporters of constructivism have argued that progress requires that pre‐service teachers be weaned off traditional approaches and that they should adopt constructivist views of knowledge. Constructivism appears to be gaining ground rapidly and should no longer be viewed as an exercise in radical thinking primarily aimed at generating innovative teaching. It has become an integral part of the… 
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