Contra Garrisonian Social Constructivism
- Peter Davson-Galle
- … show all 1 hide
Purchase on Springer.com
$39.95 / €34.95 / £29.95*
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.
In a recent paper in this journal, Jim Garrison (1997) opines that a Deweyan social constructivism ought to be embraced by science educators in preference to the subjectivist variety espoused by Ernst von Glasersfeld as it ...retains all [of the latter's] virtues and does not get caught up in its confusions' (p. 543). In this response, I argue that key elements of Garrison's complaints are misguided and that his preferred Deweyan social constructivism is a theoretical framework without apparent superiority and with enough flaws that it is best eschewed by science educators (and metascientists generally).
- Davidson, D.: 1984, Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation, Clarendon Press, Oxford.
- Garrison, J.: 1997, 'An Alternative to von Glasersfeld's Subjectivism in Science Education: Deweyan Social Constructivism', Science and Education 6(6), 543-554.
- Von Glasersfeld, E.: 'Cognition. Construction of Knowledge, and Teaching', Synthese 80(1), 121-140.
- Contra Garrisonian Social Constructivism
Science & Education
Volume 9, Issue 6 , pp 611-614
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Kluwer Academic Publishers
- Additional Links
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Locked Bag 1-307, Launceston, Tasmania, 7250, Australia