ERIC Number: EJ881773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
"Cutting Nature's Leading Strings": A Cautionary Tale about Constructivism
Jardine, David W.
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v10 n1 p38-51 2005
This paper explores some of the historical and political ancestries of constructivism. In it, I suggest that there are dark and potentially ecologically disastrous themes hidden in the happy use of constructivism in contemporary education.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Ecology, Self Esteem, Negative Attitudes, Philosophy, Developed Nations, Foreign Policy, Intervention, Developing Nations, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Democracy
Lakehead University and Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. Lakehead University Faculty of Education, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada. Fax: 807-346-7771; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://cjee.lakeheadu.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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