Behaviorism, constructivism, and socratic pedagogy

Educational Philosophy and Theory 38 (6):713–722 (2006)
This paper examines the relationship among behaviorism, constructivism and Socratic pedagogy. Specifically, it asks if a Socratic educator can be a constructivist or a behaviorist. In the first part of the paper, each learning theory, as it relates to the Socratic project, is explained. In the last section, the question of whether or not a Socratic teacher can subscribe to a constructivist or a behaviorist learning theory is addressed. The paper concludes by stating that while Socratic pedagogy shares some similarities with each learning theory, ultimately it is fundamentally incompatible with both
Keywords living in difference  differend  inconsistent aims of education  sublime heterogeneity  open curriculum frameworks  art curricula
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DOI 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2006.00226.x
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Clinton Golding (2011). The Many Faces of Constructivist Discussion. Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (5):467-483.

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