The Radical Constructivist Movement and Its Network Formations

Constructivist Foundations 6 (1):31-39 (2010)
Context: The main problem is the rather marginal status of radical constructivism within its core domains of brain research, cognition and learning. Problem: The basic goal is to provide a short history of radical constructivism and its institutionalization processes. Additionally, the article specifies critical conditions that should be met in order for radical constructivism to become a mainstream endeavor. Method: The main methods used are those of comparative historical research. Results: The main results lie in the specification of missing elements that have blocked radical constructivism becoming a mainstream endeavor. Implications: The paper might serve as a common reference for necessary steps to be taken over the following years in order to move radical constructivism out of its current weak position
Keywords scientific institutionalization processes  network analysis  comparative history of science analysis  re-inventing radical constructivism  research programs  research traditions
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