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What is a constructionist view?

Social constructionism is a theory of knowledge in sociology and communication theory that examines the development of jointly-constructed understandings of the world that form the basis for shared assumptions about reality. Another example of a social construction is the concept of self/self-identity.

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Moreover, what do social constructionists believe?

Social constructionists believe that things that are generally viewed as natural or normal in society, such as understandings of gender, race, class, and disability, are socially constructed, and consequently aren't an accurate reflection of reality.

Subsequently, question is, what is the difference between social constructionism and constructivism? Wikipedia makes this difference (right now today) "While social constructionism focuses on the artifacts that are created through the social interactions of a group, social constructivism focuses on an individual's learning that takes place because of his or her interactions in a group."

what is constructionism research?

Constructionism is a paradigm or philosophy of research in which knowledge is not regarded as an insight into some objective reality, but instead constructed by humans, partly through social interactions. Generally, constructions apply qualitative, not quantitative, research methods to investigate some issue or event.

What is social constructionism Andrews?

Social constructionism accepts that there is an objective reality. It is concerned with how knowledge is constructed and understood. It has therefore an epistemological not an ontological perspective. Criticisms and misunderstanding arise when this central fact is misinterpreted.

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