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ERIC Number: EJ924340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Constructivism and Education: Education as an Interpretative Transformational Process
Sutinen, Ari
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v27 n1 p1-14 Jan 2008
This paper provides an analysis of the ideas of John Dewey and George Herbert Mead with regards the relationship between experience, meaning, language and thinking. It discusses how experience, meaning, language and thinking are based on the creative and constructive actions of individuals. Unlike what is the case in so-called radical constructivism, it is argued that the actions of the individual should be understood in a transactional way. The paper shows the implication of a transactional constructivism for education, arguing that education is the medium in which the creative and constructive actions of individuals come together in a social environment.
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Language: English
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