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Dillivan, K. D. – Journal of Extension, 2013
Extension volunteers benefit from participation in training activities. Furthermore, Extension personnel are best positioned to provide volunteers with relevant training. However, trainers neglecting relationship building and failing to attend to the communicative process may achieve unsatisfactory results. Social constructionism, a theoretical…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Volunteers, Extension Agents, Training
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Tsang, Kwok Kuen; Kwong, Tsun Lok – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
In recent years, many teachers suffered different kinds of negative emotions in the context of education reforms. A typical explanation was that the education reforms disempowered teachers in teaching, so teachers were forced to do much non-instructional work. Teachers considered their work meaningless but were powerless to change it, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Emotional Response, Educational Change
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Perez, Rosemary J. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
The perspectives undergirding student development theory have evolved over time, yet few scholars have examined how various paradigms influence a specific developmental theory. In this literature review, I explored how constructivism, social constructionism, critical paradigms, and critical constructivism have shaped the study of self-authorship.…
Descriptors: Models, Individual Development, Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes
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Christensen, Gerd – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how poststructuralism and social constructionism can contribute to the empirical research on groups in problem-based learning (PBL). The paper outlines the analytical complexity and shows, through empirical examples, the potentials and limitations of this perspective as an alternative to traditional group…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Postmodernism, Problem Based Learning, Constructivism (Learning)
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Lange, Alex C.; Moore, Candace M. – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
In this critical narrative inquiry study, we explored the experience of gay cisgender men in college at the borderlands of social constructionism, critical race theory, and queer theory. Findings included 3 major themes: (a) the salience, tokenization, and centrality of being an "other" in a given space, (b) how performativity varied in…
Descriptors: Males, College Students, Social Theories, Critical Theory
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Montola, Markus – Simulation & Gaming, 2012
This article combines the paradigm of social constructionism with the developing field of ludology. As games are intersubjective meaning-making activities, their study requires understanding of the nature of social constructions, and how such constructions are produced and interpreted: The formalist nature of ludological core concepts such as game…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Social Theories, Social Environment, Cultural Context
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Rudes, James; Guterman, Jeffrey T. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2007
The authors reply to J. T. Hansen's (2005) call for the profession to revalue the inner subjective experiences (ISE) of clients. Hansen argued that social constructionism has influenced the decline of the counseling profession by obscuring its unique focus on ISE. The authors maintain that social constructionism is a useful framework for…
Descriptors: Counselors, Counseling Theories, Professional Occupations, Social Environment
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Buelow, Stephanie; Frambaugh-Kritzer, Charlotte; Au, Christopher – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine how preservice teachers constructed meaning of the disciplinary literacies instructional practices in visual arts. Using social constructivism and social constructionism lenses, we combined directed content analysis and the writing process as analytical tools to understand our data. Five…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Qualitative Research
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Windsong, Elena Ariel – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
As intersectionality gains more prominence, scholars still face difficulties of incorporating principles of intersectionality into empirical research. Key concepts of intersectionality theory include moving away from additive thinking, relationality, and social constructionism. An important challenge is how to incorporate these concepts into…
Descriptors: Research Design, Data Collection, Race, Sex
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Bulgarelli, Alexandre F.; Toassi, Ramona F. C. – Ethnography and Education, 2018
This study was developed to show a professor's perspective to comprehend his difficulties and challenges, within a different scenario and culture of teaching geriatric dentistry in a nursing home. It was a self-analysis theoretically supported by the Social Constructionism and the Interpretative Autoethnography perspective. Data were constructed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Geriatrics, Health Education
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Guterman, Jeffrey T.; Rudes, James – Counseling and Values, 2008
Social constructionism is set forth as an epistemological framework from which to establish an ethical base for the field of counseling. The development of the social constructionist movement in counseling is described. Implications of a social constructionist position are considered in relation to ethics. A case example is provided to illustrate…
Descriptors: Ethics, Counseling Theories, Epistemology, Guidelines
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Dybicz, Phillip – Journal of Social Work Education, 2012
Narrative therapy, the strengths perspective, and solution-focused therapy are 3 prominent examples of social work practices heavily informed by social constructionism. Yet getting students from understanding theory to applying theory can often be challenging. This article offers a conceptual framework to aid students in the application of social…
Descriptors: Therapy, Social Work, Family Counseling, Counseling Techniques
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Hernández, Ebelia – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2014
If quantitative criticalism is thought to be a bridge between positivist epistemologies prevalent in quantitative work and social constructionism often found in critical qualitative work, then this bridge is fraught with challenges and tensions. This chapter examines the methodological issues, questions, and tensions that emerged from a research…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Critical Thinking, Educational Research, Research Projects
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Skinner, Vicki J.; Braunack-Mayer, Annette; Winning, Tracey A. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
A problem-based learning (PBL) assumption is that silence is incompatible with collaborative learning. Although sociocultural studies have reinterpreted silence as collaborative, we must understand how silence occurs in PBL groups. This essay presents students' explanations of dominance, leadership, and silence as PBL group roles. An ethnographic…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Decision Making, Power Structure
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Tian, Wenwen; Singhasiri, Wareesiri – Issues in Educational Research, 2016
Although PhD supervision has been recognised as an educative process and a complex pedagogy for decades, there is little research into on-site pedagogic processes. Informed by social constructionism and a Foucauldian approach, this qualitative case study explores how learning opportunities were created by analysing both a supervisor's verbal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Supervision
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