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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A movement in modern art originating in Moscow in 1920 and characterized by the use of industrial materials such as glass, sheet metal, and plastic to create nonrepresentational, often geometric objects.

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  • noun art A Russian movement in modern art characterized by the creation of nonrepresentational geometric objects using industrial materials.
  • noun mathematics A philosophy that asserts the need to construct a mathematical object to prove it exists.
  • noun philosophy, psychology A psychological epistemology which argues that humans generate knowledge and meaning from their experiences.

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  • noun an abstractionist artistic movement in Russia after World War I; industrial materials were used to construct nonrepresentational objects

Etymologies

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constructive +‎ -ism

Examples

  • The word constructivism is a casualty of friendly fire in the culture wars.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The word constructivism has been sadly perverted by some education departments to elevate process knowledge above content knowledge in such as way to undermine the Enlightenment values on which Western culture is built and which we still need to further progress.

    constructivism and objectivity

  • The word constructivism has been sadly perverted by some education departments to elevate process knowledge above content knowledge in such as way to undermine the Enlightenment values on which Western culture is built and which we still need to further progress.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The word constructivism is a casualty of friendly fire in the culture wars.

    constructivism and objectivity

  • In 1990 Papert's theory of constructionism Papert's word, a combination of Piaget's term constructivism with the word construction and the logo programming language which he promoted were what radical teachers turned to in their efforts to transform School.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • In 1990 Papert's theory of constructionism Papert's word, a combination of Piaget's term constructivism with the word construction and the logo programming language which he promoted were what radical teachers turned to in their efforts to transform School.

    papert's Mindstorms

  • Baudrillard’s use of presemioticist nihilism denoted the defining characteristic, and hence the genre, of textual class so perhaps we should ask whether the simple modernist constructivism is the rubicon, and eventually the stasis, of materialist narrativity and whether this challenges us to step away from neocapitalist rationalism?

    Modernism Schmodernism « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog

  • Naturalism about natural kind classifications contrasts with conventionalism (also called constructivism or constructionism), the view natural kinds don™t exist independently of us.

    Natural Kinds

  • By incorporating elements of the classical empiricist epistemology of John Locke, this progressive principle has become transformed into the extremely popular position known as constructivism, according to which each student in a classroom constructs his or her own individual body of understandings even when all in the group are given what appears to be the same stimulus or educational experience.

    Philosophy of Education

  • These insets form rhombuses so that the overall compositions recall constructivism, the modernist style rejected by the Soviet state.

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