Mdutshekelwa Ndlovu
University of Stellenbosch
The purpose of this paper is to critically analyse and discuss the views of constructivism, on the teaching and learning of mathematics. I provide a background to the learning of mathematics as constructing and reconstructing knowledge in the form of new conceptual networks; the nature, role and possibilities of constructivism as a learning theoretical framework in Mathematics Education. I look at the major criticisms and conclude that it passes the test of a learning theoretical framework but there is still a gap between theory and mathematics classroom practice.
Keywords constructivism  construction and reconstruction  radical/cognitive constructivism  social/realist constructivism  epistemological relativism  theoretical framework
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