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ERIC Number: EJ1048509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
Toward a New Philosophical Anthropology of Education: Fuller Considerations of Social Constructivism
Fleury, Stephen; Garrison, Jim
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v45 n1-2 p19-41 May 2014
Philosophical anthropology is philosophical inquiry into human nature that seeks to answer the fundamental question of what generally characterizes human beings and differentiates them from other creatures and things. Political theories considerably influence educational theories. We call attention to the fact that the three main political theories currently influencing education (liberal, neo-liberal, and neo-conservative) each have a distinct philosophical anthropology. This fact has especially significant implications for pedagogical social constructivism since it influences the kind of individual and society they strive to construct. We will propound a version of social constructivism we call "critical constructivism."
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Language: English
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