Where Is the Mind? Constructivist and Sociocultural Perspectives on Mathematical Development

@article{Cobb1994WhereIT,
  title={Where Is the Mind? Constructivist and Sociocultural Perspectives on Mathematical Development},
  author={P. Cobb},
  journal={Educational Researcher},
  year={1994},
  volume={23},
  pages={13 - 20}
}
  • P. Cobb
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology
  • Educational Researcher
Currently, considerable debate focuses on whether mind is located in the head or in the individual-in-social-action, and whether development is cognitive self-organization or enculturation into established practices. In this article, I question assumptions that initiate this apparent forced choice between constructivist and sociocultural perspectives. I contend that the two perspectives are complementary. Also, claims that either perspective captures the essence of people and communities should… Expand
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