What Do Students “Construct” According to Constructivism in Science Education?

  title={What Do Students “Construct” According to Constructivism in Science Education?},
  author={Manuel B{\"a}chtold},
  journal={Research in Science Education},
  • M. Bächtold
  • Published 3 July 2013
  • Education
  • Research in Science Education
This paper aims at shedding light on what students can “construct” when they learn science and how this construction process may be supported. Constructivism is a pluralist theory of science education. As a consequence, I support, there are several points of view concerning this construction process. Firstly, I stress that constructivism is rooted in two fields, psychology of cognitive development and epistemology, which leads to two ways of describing the construction process: either as a… 
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