Volume 12 · Number 1 · Pages 70–72
Investigating Teaching from a Constructivist Stance: A Model of Communication

Erik S. Tillema

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Open peer commentary on the article “Negotiating Between Learner and Mathematics: A Conceptual Framework to Analyze Teacher Sensitivity Toward Constructivism in a Mathematics Classroom” by Philip Borg, Dave Hewitt & Ian Jones. Upshot: Borg et al. provide a framework that contributes to a growing body of research on how radical constructivism can help teachers and researchers to understand the complexity of classroom interactions. The bulk of my commentary is written to clarify theoretical points that I think are important to the endeavor that Borg et al. set out for themselves. My points come in part from thinking about how non-constructivist readers may interpret what Borg et al. outline in their article.


Tillema E. S. (2016) Investigating teaching from a constructivist stance: A model of communication. Constructivist Foundations 12(1): 70–72. http://constructivist.info/12/1/070

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