Volume 12, Number 1
November 2016

Cover Art: «Love Notes» © Leslie J. Dulin, 2015 · Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

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Target Article – Second-Order Cybernetics

Circularity and the Micro-Macro-Difference

Manfred Füllsack

Open Peer Commentaries

From Circular Reasoning to Micro-Macro Reasoning in the Classroom?

Arthur Hjorth

A Model of Causation Is Not Causation

Bruce Edmonds

Circularities, Organizations, and Constraints in Biology and Systems Theory

Leonardo Bich

Neither Time nor Causality Is of the Essence

Terry Marks-Tarlow

Circular Constitution of Observation in the Absence of Ontological Data

Olivier L. Georgeon & Piotr Boltuc

Observation and Objectivity: Two Conflicting Notions at the Basis of the Circularity Argument

Juan M. Durán

What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? The Model of Circularity as a Model of Mutual Referentiality

Diana Gasparyan

Many Forms of Circularity

Louis H. Kauffman

Author’s Response: Recursivity, Anticipation, Mutual Referentiality, and the End of Human Analytics?

Manfred Füllsack

Target Article – Radical Constructivism

Constructivism as a Key Towards Further Understanding of Communication, Culture and Society

Raivo Palmaru

Open Peer Commentaries

Constructivism and the Epistemological Trap of Language

Alexander V. Kravchenko

Individual Action and Social Structures: Towards an Articulation

Véronique Havelange

On Communication

Mariaelena Bartesaghi

Who Communicates?

Raf Vanderstraeten

Return to Sender? Or Why Messages Never Reach Their Destination

Hugo Cadenas

The Micro-Macro-Problem in Constructivism

Armin Scholl

Linking Social Communication to Individual Cognition: Communication Science Between Social Constructionism and Radical Constructivism

Marta Lenartowicz

Author’s Response: Cognitive Autonomy and Communication

Raivo Palmaru

Target Article – Radical Constructivism

Negotiating Between Learner and Mathematics: A Conceptual Framework to Analyze Teacher Sensitivity Toward Constructivism in a Mathematics Classroom

Philip Borg, Dave Hewitt & Ian Jones

Open Peer Commentaries

Investigating Teaching from a Constructivist Stance: A Model of Communication

Erik S. Tillema

Facilitating Constructivist Principles in Using Apps: Moving from Class Video to Community

Hugh Gash

What Do We Lose If We Abandon Constructivism?

Barbara Jaworski

Toward a Model of Constructivist Mathematics Teaching

Leslie P. Steffe

Negotiating the Classroom

John Richards

When Is a Constructivist not a Constructivist?

Thomas McCloughlin

Mathematical Observers Observing Mathematics

Jérôme Proulx

Authors’ Response: The M-N-L Framework: Bringing Radical Constructivist Theories to Daily Teaching Practices

Philip Borg, Dave Hewitt & Ian Jones

Target Article – Second-Order Cybernetics

A Cybernetic Approach to Contextual Teaching and Learning

Philip Baron

Open Peer Commentaries

To Expect the Unexpected

Gerard de Zeeuw

In-sight Quotient (InQ): Developing a Strategy to Empower Students to Ensure Their Own Quality of Learning

Panos Lazanas

A Response to Responsibilities

Jack Lochhead

Learning Conversations for Cybernetic Enlightenment

Bernard Scott

The University Lecture Room and the School Classroom: Does the Stage Affect the Acting?

Philip Borg

How Change Happens with Difficulty

Robert J. Martin

Personalized Education: What’s the Holdup?

Laurence D. Richards

Comparing the Cybernetic Approach with Multimodal Approaches to Communication and Representation

Zachary Simpson

Constraints on the Use of a Conversational Strategy to Restructure the Classroom

David Griffiths

Author’s Response: Changes in Institutionalised Education: Is It Time to Rebel and Yell?

Philip Baron


The Scent of Wiener’s Cigar – Review of The Cybernetics Moment Or Why We Call Our Age the Information Age

Marta Lenartowicz

Russellian Monism: The Heritage of Russell’s Construction of Matter from Experience – Review of Consciousness in the Physical World: Perspectives on Russellian Monism

Li Hengwei & Da Dong