books about: constructivism
The Artist as Producer: Russian Constructivism in Revolution
University of California Press
The Artist as Producer reshapes our understanding of the fundamental contribution of the Russian avant-garde to the development of modernism. Focusing on the single most important hotbed of Constructivist activity in the early 1920s—the Institute of Artistic Culture (INKhUK) in Moscow—Maria Gough offers a powerful reinterpretation of the work of the first group of artists to call themselves Constructivists. Her lively narrative ranges from ...
Constructivism: Theory, Perspectives, and Practice
Teachers College Press
Teachers College Pr
Part I, which covers the theoretical aspects of constructivism, includes chapters from Ernst von Glasersfeld, Catherine Twomey Fosnot, and Paul Cobb. In Part II, Candace Julyan, Eleanor Duckworth, Deborah Schifter, June S. Gould, Rheta DeVries, Betty Zan, and Maxine Greene provide perspectives from the field. Part III, which explores practices in the classroom, features work from Jill Bodner Lester, Susan Cowey, George Forman, Dewey Dykstra, Jr.
Yale University Press
When Constructivism emerged shortly after the Russian Revolution, its central principles concerned structure and efficiency in the work of art and the nature and properties of materials. In a series of eight essays, Brandon Taylor examines the origins of these principles and their extraordinary consequences for the rest of modern art. Even before Constructivism, structure was a vital ingredient in Cubist art. After it, ideas about faktura ...
Imagine No Possessions: The Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism
The MIT Press
In Imagine No Possessions, Christina Kiaer investigates the Russian Constructivist conception of objects as being more than commodities. "Our things in our hands must be equals, comrades," wrote Aleksandr Rodchenko in 1925. Kiaer analyzes this Constructivist counterproposal to capitalism's commodity fetish by examining objects produced by Constructivist artists between 1923 and ...
Constructivism: Theory, Perspectives And Practice
Catherine Twomey Fosnot
Teachers College Press
This enduring bestseller remains the most comprehensive examination of constructivism and its relationship to teaching and learning. Closing the gap between theory and practice, well-known scholars make constructivism accessible by showing its application in everyday classrooms. Building on the success of the first edition, the authors have completely updated this popular text and expanded its scope to include examples of constructivist teaching ...
Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism
Oxford University Press
The idea that science is just one more way of knowing the world and that there are other, radically different, yet equally valid ways, has taken deep root in academia. In Fear of Knowledge, Paul Boghossian tears these relativist theories of knowledge to shreds. He argues forcefully for the intuitive, common-sense view-that the world exists independent of human opinion and that there is a way to arrive at beliefs about the world that are ...
Published in 1922 in Russian, Aleksei Gan’s Constructivism was the first theoretical treatise of postrevolutionary Russia’s emergent Constructivist movement. Fired with revolutionary zeal, it was unquestionably a declaration of war on traditional bourgeois art. Constructivism recasts artists and architects as Constructors, turning away from aesthetic or speculative problems in art and instead focusing on the fusion of art with everyday ...
Curriculum Planning: Integrating Multiculturalism, Constructivism and Education Reform
Kenneth T. Henson
Waveland Pr Inc
Like the three critically acclaimed prior editions, the latest edition offers a comprehensive treatment of the curriculum development process and the nature of twenty-first-century education reform. In a style notable for its lack of jargon and digressive pedagogy, the author simplifies the sound foundations and principles of curriculum development as they apply to the implementation of major education reform. This revised and expanded edition ...
Constructivism in Practical Philosophy
Oxford University Press
This volume presents twelve original papers on constructivism--some sympathetic, others critical--by a distinguished group of moral philosophers. "Kantian constructivism holds that moral objectivity is to be understood in terms of a suitably constructed social point of view that all can accept. Apart from the procedure of constructing the principles of justice, there are no moral facts." So wrote John Rawls in his highly influential 1980 Dewey ...
Constructivism across the Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms: Big Ideas as Inspiration
Explore how “big ideas” form the centerpiece for early childhood curriculum approaches that are responsive to and respectful of children’s natural curiosity! To help you engage in constructivist practices with your preschool and primary grade students, Constructivism across the Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms bridges the gap between theory and practice by carefully outlining seven Big Ideas–light, balance, cause ...
Thinking about constructivism (Essay)
Dr Stephen Fox, 2014
'Thinking about constructivism' is a short monograph aimed primarily at the university or college student seeking to take their first steps in exploring the subject of research and its foundations in various perspectives and paradigms. Whilst this book is not a 'how-to' guide, other social researchers and educationalists may also find this short monograph useful as a starting-off point in understanding the constructivist research paradigm.
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive and Affective Development: Foundations of Constructivism (Allyn & Bacon Classics ...
Barry J. Wadsworth
This best-selling introduction to Jean Piaget's theory shows readers how children construct and acquire knowledge related to current constructivist approaches. This text is well-regarded as a work that preserves the historically important research done by Jean Piaget. The Classics Edition retains all of the content of the previous edition and contains updates in critical areas by Barry Wadsworth and a foreword by William Gray, Dean of the School ...
Constructivism and Global Governance (Global Institutions)
Alice D. Ba
Matthew J. Hoffmann
This volume provides a clear, comprehensive introduction to social constructivism for use in making sense of global governance. By elucidating processes of social construction—how different actors come to be authoritative rule-makers, how diverse norms and practices come to define global rules, and how the clash of ideas and identities shape global rule-making—Ba and Hoffmann provide a useful approach for those seeking to grasp (or even ...
The Russian Experiment in Art 1863-1922 (Revised Edition) (World of Art)
Thames & Hudson
"Not only an indispensable contribution to the study of modern art, but also an illuminating study of modern Russia." —Hilton Kramer, The Nation When the original edition of this book was published, John Russell hailed it as "a massive contribution to our knowledge of one of the most fascinating and mysterious episodes in the history of modern art." It still remains the most compact, accurate and reasonably priced survey of sixty years of ...
The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, 1917-1946
University Of Chicago Press
Following World War I, a new artistic-social avant-garde emerged with the ambition to engage the artist in the building of social life. Through close readings of the works of Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, and László Moholy-Nagy whose careers covered a broad range of artistic practices and political situations, Victor Margolin examines the way these three artists negotiated the changing relations between their social ideals and the ...
Constructivism; origins and evolution
Building a Meal: From Molecular Gastronomy to Culinary Constructivism (Arts and Traditions of the Table: ...
Columbia University Press
An internationally renowned chemist, popular television personality, and bestselling author, Hervé This heads the first laboratory devoted to molecular gastronomy—the scientific exploration of cooking and eating. By testing recipes that have guided cooks for centuries, and the various dictums and maxims on which they depend, Hervé This unites the head with the hand in order to defend and transform culinary practice. With this new book, ...
Constructivism and the Technology of Instruction: A Conversation
This book is about the implications of constructivism for instructional design practices, and more importantly, it is about a dialogue between instructional developers and learning theorists. Working with colleagues in each discipline, the editors were amazed to find a general lack of familiarity with each others' work. From an instructional design perspective, it seems that the practice of instructional design must be based on some conception ...
RADICAL CONSTRUCTIVISM (Studies in Mathematics Education)
Ernst von Glasersfeld
First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Social Science: Beyond Constructivism and Realism (Concepts Social Thought)
Univ Of Minnesota Press
An ambitious and wide-ranging text about the debates of social science.This concise and comprehensive volume provides an accessible overview of the main debates on the sociology and philosophy of the social sciences. Exploring the changing conceptions of social science from the sixteenth century to today, Delanty argues how this group of disciplines is recovering its role as the critical voice of modernity.
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