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Constructivism and Science Education: A Further Appraisal

Journal of Science Education and Technology Volume 11, Number 2, ISSN 1059-0145


Examines the philosophical underpinnings of the theory, outlines the impact of the doctrine on contemporary science education, and details the relativist and subjectivist interpretation of Thomas Kuhn's work found in constructivist writings. Indicates the problems that constructivist theory places in the way of teaching the content of science. (Contains 88 references.) (Author/YDS)


Matthews, M.R. (2002). Constructivism and Science Education: A Further Appraisal. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 11(2), 121-134. Retrieved August 13, 2020 from .

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