ERIC Number: EJ620468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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How Do Humans Acquire Knowledge? And What Does That Imply about the Nature of Knowledge?
Lawson, Anton E.
Science and Education, v9 n6 p577-98 Nov 2000
Offers a resolution to the debate between constructivists and realists regarding the epistemological status of human knowledge. Presents evidence in the form of three case studies and one experimental study. Concludes that knowledge acquisition involves a pattern idea generation and test that, when cast in the form of a verbal argument, follows an if/then/therefore pattern. (Author/SAH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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