Social work and psych theories 3

Social work and psych theories 3 - What is the Theory of...

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What is the Theory of Constructivism? Takes an epistemological approach How people acquire knowledge Knowledge is acquired by constructing it from the outside, through interaction with the environment Knowledge is rooted in individually and socially constructed symbolic structures Constructivism is a collection of theories that explain how knowledge is created and gained A Brief History of the Theory of Constructivism Rooted in psychological theories of learning. Began with Jean Piaget in the mid 1930’s. 1936: Piaget set forth his ideas of constructivism. Knowledge arises from actions and our reflections upon them. Senses are critical to perception. Constructivism and Communication Constructivism is a process of social interaction. Constructivist theory of communication. Explains behavior in terms of knowledge, language, and interpretation. Through social interaction, meanings evolve and change.
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SOCWRK 1015 taught by Professor Rachelfusco during the Fall '11 term at Pittsburgh.

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