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Constructivism in Psychotherapy

American Psychological Association (APA), 1996

Constructivism is compelling thinkers across disciplines to consider some of our most deeply held but perhaps limiting beliefs about human nature and the nature of change. "Constructivism in Psychotherapy" provides a broad introduction to the principles of constructivist theory (and a helpful glossary for newcomers) as well as an in-depth exploration of constructivist practice involving a wide range of clinical problems encountered in day-to-day ...


Imagine No Possessions: The Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism
Christina Kiaer

The MIT Press, 2008

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 1925: Vladimir Tatlin's prototype designs for pots and pans and ...


Constructivism across the Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms: Big Ideas as Inspiration
Christine M. Chaille

Pearson, 2007

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 ...


Curriculum Planning: Integrating Multiculturalism, Constructivism and Education Reform
Kenneth T. Henson

Waveland Pr Inc, 2009

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, 2012

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 ...


Making Sense, Making Worlds: Constructivism in Social Theory and International Relations (New International ...
Nicholas Onuf

Routledge, 2013

Nicholas Onuf is a leading scholar in international relations and introduced constructivism to international relations, coining the term constructivism in his book World of Our Making (1989). He was featured as one of twelve scholars featured in Iver B. Neumann and Ole Wæver, eds., The Future of International Relations: Masters in the Making? (1996); and featured in Martin Griffiths, Steven C. Roach and M. Scott Solomon, Fifty Key Thinkers ...


Constructivism: Theory, Perspectives And Practice
Catherine Twomey Fosnot

Teachers College Press, 2005

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 ...


After Constructivism
Brandon Taylor

Yale University Press, 2014

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 ...


Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism
Paul Boghossian

Oxford University Press, 2007

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 ...


Constructivism: Theory, Perspectives, and Practice
Teachers College Press

Teachers College Pr, 1996

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.


Constructivism and Comparative Politics (International Relations in a Constructed World)

M E Sharpe Inc, 2002

This work presents an approach to the study of comparative politics that builds on the assumption that political actors and institutions operate within constructed communities of meaning, which in turn interface with other such communities.


Constructivism in Ethics

Cambridge University Press, 2013

Are there such things as moral truths? How do we know what we should do? And does it matter? Constructivism states that moral truths are neither invented nor discovered, but rather are constructed by rational agents in order to solve practical problems. While constructivism has become the focus of many philosophical debates in normative ethics, meta-ethics and action theory, its importance is still to be fully appreciated. These new essays ...


The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, 1917-1946
Victor Margolin

University Of Chicago Press, 1998

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 ...


The Russian Experiment in Art 1863-1922 (Revised Edition) (World of Art)
Marian Burleigh-Motley, Camilla Gray

Thames & Hudson, 1986

"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 ...


Building a Meal: From Molecular Gastronomy to Culinary Constructivism (Arts and Traditions of the Table: ...
Hervé This

Columbia University Press, 2009

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 Education

Cambridge University Press, 2009

This international and interdisciplinary collection of chapters presents and discusses the many issues and educational practices that are touched on by constructivism. Drawing on perspectives from a range of different fields (ethics, mathematics education, philosophy, social psychology, science education, social studies), this book invites us to reposition ourselves in relation to the major currents that have influenced education in this ...


Constructivism and the Technology of Instruction: A Conversation

Routledge, 1992

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 ...


Critical Constructivism Primer (Lang Primers)
Joe L. Kincheloe

Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2005

The Critical Constructivism Primer introduces education students to the study of knowledge; how it is inscribed by particular values and produced in problematic ways; whose interests it serves; and how it shapes the identities of those who consume it. Critical constructivism is an epistemological position that examines the process by which knowledge is socially constructed. Joe L. Kincheloe takes readers through the basic concepts and alerts ...


Social Constructivism as a Philosophy of Mathematics
Paul Ernest

State University of New York Press, 1997

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Realist Constructivism

Cambridge University Press, 2010

Realism and constructivism, two key contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of international relations, are commonly taught as mutually exclusive ways of understanding the subject. Realist Constructivism explores the common ground between the two, and demonstrates that, rather than being in simple opposition, they have areas of both tension and overlap. There is indeed space to engage in a realist constructivism. But at the same time, ...



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