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ERIC Number: EJ942024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Behaviorism, Constructivism, and Socratic Pedagogy
Boghossian, Peter
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v38 n6 p713-722 Dec 2006
This paper examines the relationship among behaviorism, constructivism and Socratic pedagogy. Specifically, it asks if a Socratic educator can be a constructivist or a behaviorist. In the first part of the paper, each learning theory, as it relates to the Socratic project, is explained. In the last section, the question of whether or not a Socratic teacher can subscribe to a constructivist or a behaviorist learning theory is addressed. The paper concludes by stating that while Socratic pedagogy shares some similarities with each learning theory, ultimately it is fundamentally incompatible with both.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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