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Several Conceptual Clarifications on the Distinction between Constructivism and Social Constructivism

Antonio Sandu () and Elena Unguru
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Antonio Sandu: Professor Ph.D, University of Suceava, Romania, Professor Ph.D (associate) University of Oradea & Lumen Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania
Elena Unguru: Ph.D Student, Doctoral School in Sociology, University of Oradea, Romania & Lumen Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania

Postmodern Openings, 2017, vol. 8, issue 2, 51-61

Abstract: The present paper aims to contribute to the theoretical and operational understanding of the distinction between social constructivism and social-constructivism, both theories being referential for the foundation of a new ontology and social epistemology. In literature, the two models are often used in the same sense, both of which are used as theoretical references in research on the social construction of an institution or social phenomenon.

Keywords: constructivism; social constructionism; postmodern sociology. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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