9th LUMEN International Scientific Conference Communicative Action & Transdisciplinarity in the Ethical Society | CATES 2017– Copyright © 2017
FORMAT | Presented paper
LANGUAGE | English
HOW TO CITE| Unguru, E., & SANDU, Antonio (2017). Theoretical perspectives on the Distinction between Constructivism and Social Constructivism. Prezentat în cadrul 9th LUMEN International Scientific Conference Communicative Action & Transdisciplinarity in the Ethical Society | CATES 2017 | 24-25 November 2017 | Targoviste, Romania.
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Language is social reality because it is not pure objectivity, it appears to us as a world of meanings, institutions, interpretations. Social reality is subjective and multifaceted, the individual actors in the process of creating meaning actually establish their own reality. Social reality has as many facets as how many subjects are involved in its co-construction. Social constructivism and social constructionism represent two models of understanding the social construction of reality, which differs by defining the process of formation and interpretive derivation of the constructs at the level of the individual, or that of the interaction between the individuals. Social constructionism is an integral part of the postmodern perspective from which it takes over the idea of “negotiated social reality” and consensus of language. The constructive perspective can generate a new paradigm in social ontology and epistemology, a paradigm of postmodern, anti-structural and anti-objectivist paradigm.
social reality; co-construction; social constructivism; social constructionism; postmodern.