Volume 9 · Number 3 · Pages 377–379
Convergences between Radical Constructivism and Critical Learning Theory

Karen François

Log in to download the full text for free

> Citation > Similar > References > Add Comment


Open peer commentary on the article “Examining the Role of Re-Presentation in Mathematical Problem Solving: An Application of Ernst von Glasersfeld’s Conceptual Analysis” by Victor V. Cifarelli & Volkan Sevim. Upshot: The value of Cifarelli & Sevim’s target article lies in the analysis of how reflective abstraction contributes to the description of mathematical learning through problem solving. The additional value of the article lies in its emphasis of some aspects of the learning process that goes beyond radical constructivist learning theory. I will look for common ground between the humanist philosophy of mathematics and radical constructivism. By doing so, I want to stress two converging elements: (i) the move away from traditionalist ontological positions and (ii) the central role of the students’ activity in the learning process.


François K. (2014) Convergences between radical constructivism and critical learning theory. Constructivist Foundations 9(3): 377–379. http://constructivist.info/9/3/377

Export article citation data: Plain Text · BibTex · EndNote · Reference Manager (RIS)

Comments: 0

To stay informed about comments to this publication and post comments yourself, please log in first.