ERIC Number: EJ927683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Positivism and Constructivism, Truth and "Truth"
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v43 n5 p534-546 Jul 2011
This paper is concerned with the reversal in meaning of the word "positivism", which has come to mean "theory which assumes the existence of a world beyond our ideas" whereas once it meant "theory which is agnostic about the existence of a world beyond our ideas", and with educational writers' persistent mistakes in using quotation marks, as a consequence of this reversal.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Punctuation, Reading Comprehension, Ethics, Semantics, Theories, Authors
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