This latest book by one the world's leading protagonists in the field will be welcomed not just by psychologists but by students, academics and professionals interested in social constructionism across a wide range of subjects. Social Construction in Context explores the potentials of social constructionist theory when placed in diverse intellectual and practical contexts. It demonstrates the achievements of social constructionism, and what it can now offer various fields of inquiry, both academic, professional and applied, given the proliferation of the theory across the social sciences and humanities.

Social Construction and Pedagogical Practice

Social Construction and Pedagogical Practice

Social construction and pedagogical practice
With StantonWortham

Practices of education are typically linked to an assumptive network, that is, a shared discourse about the nature of human beings, their capacities and their relationship with the world and each other. In the case of education, perhaps the pivotal concept is that of knowledge itself. How, then, do we define or conceptualize knowledge such that educational practices are necessary, and certain practices become favoured over others? Clearly disparate concepts of knowledge will lend themselves to differing views of the educational process. If we believed, along with certain romanticists, that ‘the heart has its reason’, we might replace books and lectures with intense emotional and spiritual encounters. Should we believe, along with the Ilongot of ...

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