Thursday, February 10, 2011

Q&A #3

1. Read (a) Ernst von Glasersfeld, the founder of "radical constructivism," "Cognition, Construction of Knowledge, and Teaching":

(b) Dewey Dykstra, "Against Realist Instruction":

Optional reading:

a. Von Glasersfeld, "An Introduction to Radical Constructivism":

b. Donald Hatcher, "Should Anti-realists Teach Critical Thinking?":

c. Robert Sutton, "Realism and Other Philosophical Mantras":

d. Peter Slezak, "Radical Constructivism: Epistemology, Education, and Dynamite":

e. Michael Matthews, "Constructivism in Math and Science Education":

2. Question: Ought teachers to be "radical constructivists" (i.e., anti-realists) or "realists"?

3. Write 2 questions of your own.