socialconstructionism Stacy Alaimo talks about the trouble with social constructionism in regards to the problematic relationship between nature and culture
Social Constructionism : Understanding Social Reality P1 Thoughts Gender Roles: "Social construction" may mean many things to many people. Ian Hacking, having examined a wide range of books and articles with titles of the form "The social construction of X" or "Constructing X", argues that when something is said to be "socially constructed", this is shorthand for at least the following two claims: (0) In the present state of affairs, X is taken for granted; X appears to be inevitable. (1) X need not have existed, or need not be at all as it is. X, or X as it is at present, is not determined by the nature of things; it is not inevitable.  Hacking adds that the following claims are also often, though not always, implied by the use of the phrase "social construction": (2) X is quite bad as it is. (3) We would be much better off if X were done away with, or at least radically transformed. Thus a claim that gender is socially constructed probably means that gender, as currently understood, is not an inevitable result of biology, but highly contingent on social and historical processes. In addition, depending on who is making the claim, it may mean that our current understanding of gender is harmful, and should be modified or eliminated, to the extent possible.
Story Telling Robot for Constructionism
Kenneth J. Gergen, Ph.D. to Present Workshops at Barry University, Miami Shores Kenneth J. Gergen, Ph.D. to Present Workshops on Social Constructionism at Barry University on January 22 & 23, 2010 on Social Constructionism: Announced by Jim Rudes, Ph.D. Call Anna Dow at 305-899-3701 for information.
The Tao of Social Construction Music video for website about social constructionism as it relates to therapy. Resource for therapists, counselors, social workers, psychologists, those interested in social constructionism or therapy in general.
Pretty In Pink Pt. 3: Constructionism Part 3 of Pretty In Pink aka Banana Production Constructionism, Banana, and Art
Ken Gergen Workshops: Second Day (Part V) Ken Gergen is asked a final question at second day of workshops held at Barry University, January 23, 2010. Following is a verbatim transcription of this excerpt: Workshop Participant: We've talked about the modernist world which is based on truth, facts, empiricism, cause and effect. We talked about a constructionist world that's based on conversation, collaboration, and multiple meanings. In about a minute we're all going walk out of here and many of us are persuaded by the constructionist perspective. The outside world is not so persuaded by the constructionist perspective Do you have suggestions for what skills we might take with us so that when we enter that reality we're not considered crazy? Workshop Participant: When we're talking to the trees. (Laughter. Applause.) Ken Gergen: I found in general, the easiest way for these kinds of ideas to have an impact is through some kind of practice. For example, people can't take on constructionism as a theory, but let's say in the academic world they can take on qualitative research. Because it seems like "quantitative," "qualitative." Fine! It's okay. But qualitative research, once you get into the qualitative research, it begins to change the whole landscape of what you think about what research is. And behind a lot of qualitative research is, because it's very accepting of a lot of very different orientations, is a kind of a, let's say an acceptance of a multiplicity, which is the heart of constructionism. That there is ...
Kenneth Gergen introduces "An Invitation to Social Construction" Mindspace Publishing are proud to publish the translation of Kenneth Gergens book "An Invitation to Social Construction" in Danish, March 2010.
The Objectivist, Constructionist and Subjectivist - Team 9 For more info on how we perceive creativity visit: Credits for this amazing video goes to Team 9 Lauren Bowen Jeramy Dupree Rebecca Rogers Joshua Ryan
Social Constructionism : Understanding Social Reality P2 Thoughts Gender Roles: "Social construction" may mean many things to many people. Ian Hacking, having examined a wide range of books and articles with titles of the form "The social construction of X" or "Constructing X", argues that when something is said to be "socially constructed", this is shorthand for at least the following two claims: (0) In the present state of affairs, X is taken for granted; X appears to be inevitable. (1) X need not have existed, or need not be at all as it is. X, or X as it is at present, is not determined by the nature of things; it is not inevitable.  Hacking adds that the following claims are also often, though not always, implied by the use of the phrase "social construction": (2) X is quite bad as it is. (3) We would be much better off if X were done away with, or at least radically transformed. Thus a claim that gender is socially constructed probably means that gender, as currently understood, is not an inevitable result of biology, but highly contingent on social and historical processes. In addition, depending on who is making the claim, it may mean that our current understanding of gender is harmful, and should be modified or eliminated, to the extent possible.
Earon Kavanagh - Interview 1 at Tilburg University In this interview, given at Tilburg University for the Univers magazine, Dr. Earon Kavanagh discusses a social constructionist view of communities of practice, power relations, and non-hierarchical forms of organizing in situated learning.
Emancipatory Constructionism Emancipatory Constructionism is a new critical social theory. Here is a brief explanation.
Social Construction A short lecture to illustrate the idea of social construction.
Gender Controversy! - Radically Genderqueer 6: Biology versus Social Construction feminine essence narrative: wikipedia bit.ly This is a serious critique of the biological wing of transfeminism from a standpoint I call constructionist transfeminism. The biological wing says that that transgender is a birth defect. This thinking is totally incompatible with a pro-genderqueer positions. The biological wing is deeply invested in the gender binary and often views attacks on the gender binary as personal attacks. This is why I suggest a theoretical split between the biological and constructionist wings of transfeminism. As genderqueers we need to be able to theorize and challenge gender without the self censorship required by our investment in transgender politics.
Kenneth Gergen interview Interview given by Kenneth Gergen during his last visit to Chile hosted by Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. September 2008. Join our channel to view his full conference in social constructionism.
Social Construction on Vancouver's Main Street Dr. Earon Kavanagh introduces a vignette from his documentary film project "The Main Street Film". The vignette briefly explores the recent gentrification activity on Vancouver's Main Street, and how resident observers have different constructions, or perspectives of what is going on around them; albeit it may be something they may have little control over. The key theme here is that gentrification processes are part of the social construction of the new Main Street. But simultaneously, persons' voiced perspectives are also part of the social construction processes. Despite current changes Main St. continues to be many things to many people. This vignette sets the stage for a future panel discussion which will be filmed.
Re: There is only ONE way to interpret the Constitution A word of advice: be careful around people who claim to know the original intent of the founding fathers. Strict constructionists are a dying breed—-good riddance, I say. Scholars of American constitutional law--you know, the people whove spent their entire adult lives studying in this field--will usually tell you that the United States Constitution was born out of a specific historical context and a tangle of opposing political and ideological forces. In one corner of the ring, you had people like Thomas Jefferson, who emphasized an energetic executive branch and a powerful central government. In the opposite corner, James Madison: vanguard of checks and balances. These two men, plus a whole lot of others, argued for weeks in the dead heat of a Philadelphia summer; what they emerged with was one big compromise, a document that incorporated a variety of different and opposing visions of what the United States should be. To say that there is just one and only one correct interpretation or even one single intent of the Framers is to deny what actually happened that summer. It is also to deny what happened in the years to follow. MARBURY v. MADISON, McCULLOCH v. MARYLAND, GIBBONS v. OGDEN, the list goes on: even the Framers themselves disagreed about what they meant. Hell, the boys even included a few useful mechanisms in the Constitution to make our lives easier, namely the potential for amendment and the necessary and proper or elastic clause. So the next time you see a ...
(DSi Hatena) Constructionism [Hoot] Made by Hoot Hoot's description Audio from Eddsworld's "Hammer and Fail". PS Cross your fingers for Japan!
Constructionist and Systemic Theory The curtailment of hedonistic behaviors benefits humanity longitudinally. Each individual world citizen has the responsibility to mankind to be an asset to the betterment of the human condition. Uplift, serve, and demonstrate ecological awareness whenever possible.
Constructionism Vs Instructionism in Education Two different approaches to learning! Listen to the background conversation whie watching the kid use the computer as he construct his play world. It is not easy to survive in HK educational system where driling and memory rehersal is the core of how English language is taught. The younger child is having his playing time with the OLPC XO. He is constructing his own game play on the XO.
The Constructionism Zoetrope Our "10 layer" Zoetrope in action. Video by Tetsu Koyanagi, 2010.
Digital Story About Saving the World Constructionism and Meaningful Learning can lead to world peace and sustainability.
The Constructionism Zoetrope (the animations) (a somewhat blurry) shot of the animations in the Zoetrope. Shot by Hirofumi Akimoto at E&Y, where the Zoetrope was exhibited in 2009.
Constructionism in 21st Century Classrooms NJCU 2009
The Objectivist, Constructionist and Subjectivist - Team 37 For more info on how we perceive creativity visit: Credits for this amazing video goes to Team 37 Sarah McDonough Ray Pak Danica Schmidt Parker Severns Raisa Vasquez
Social Constructionism Explains These Tragedies: It's NOT a CULT Social Constructionism Quote from Wiki: "When we say that something is socially constructed, we are focusing on its dependence on contingent variables of our social selves rather than any inherent quality that it possesses in itself. Thus our notion of a "cousin," what this terms includes and doesn't include and what it means to us does not exist "out there" in the world, but only in and through the social instutitions that give it meaning within a culture." Wiki link to learn about Social Constructionism:
William Lane Craig Is Not a Constitutional Scholar Christian apologist William Lane Craig demonstrates that among the many things he is not (eg, not a philosopher, not an historian, not a logician, not a theologian), he is also not a constitutional scholar. Among other things, he advocates a constitutional literalism that would allow a state to ban Christianity if it so chose. LINKS: William Lane Craig's audio blog on Christian Legal Society v. Martinez: The "William Lane Craig Is Not" Playlist: My video on Christian Legal Society v. Martinez: Text of the speech in which Justice Antonin Scalia rejects "strict constructionism" as an approach to interpreting the United States Constitution and says that he is not a strict constructionist": Interview in which Justice Scalia says the Incorporation Doctrine was a mistake fora.tv
Constructivist #1 Teaching Techniques Suggestions for transparent and effective organizations.... Steve McCrea transparent Steve McCrea Guideontheside TheGuideontheside AT gmail dot com Send us your suggestions. +1 954 646 8246 SteveEnglishTeacher SKYPE Constructivist transparent Steve McCrea Guideontheside buildthefuture Let's not get confused... Constructionist learning is inspired by the constructivist theory that individual learners construct mental models to understand the world around them. However, constructionism holds that learning can happen most effectively when people are also active in making tangible objects in the real world. In this sense, constructionism is connected with experiential learning and builds on some of the ideas of Jean Piaget. (from ) Constructivist #1 Teaching Techniques
Axilance Design - Сonstructionism Constructionism. Non-commercial. music by Angelzoom - Back In A Moment (feat. Joachim Witt)
Social Construction: Some of the Basics Earon Kavanagh presents a basic overview of social construction, a very misunderstood term. He uses the meta-theory known as "critical relational constructionism" to show how social construction is part of the fabric of our everyday life in multiple contexts. Earon holds a PhD in social sciences from Tilburg University. His specialties are communities of practice, organization development, power relations, therapy, and the social psychologies of organizing.
EDTC 625-Thoughts on Constructionism This video is part of a school project
Carl The Constructionist Carl The Constructionist is a video presentation of the concept of constructionism. Submitted by Prime Philosophers in fulfilling requirements for University of Arizona PhD/DNP Nurs 705 Philosophy of Nursing Science.
science studies and social constructionism Stacy Alaimo discusses science studies and social construction theory, how culture influences scientific fact.
Confabulation and the Grand Narrative A look at the neurological disorder "confabulation", through a social-constructionist perspective. Further Reading: - Please rate and subscribe if you have enjoyed this video - Thanks, Kyle
Michel Foucault - The Culture of the Self, First Lecture, Part 1 of 7 This is the first in a series of three lectures in which French philosopher Michel Foucault examines Western culture's conceptual development of individual subjectivity. He gave these lectures, in English, at UC Berkeley, beginning on April 12, 1983, roughly a year before he died. There are some negligable distortions in the tape. plato.stanford.edu
Constructivist #2 Teaching Techniques Suggestions for transparent and effective organizations.... Steve McCrea transparent Steve McCrea Guideontheside TheGuideontheside AT gmail dot com Send us your suggestions. +1 954 646 8246 SteveEnglishTeacher SKYPE Constructivist transparent Steve McCrea Guideontheside buildthefuture Let's not get confused... Constructionist learning is inspired by the constructivist theory that individual learners construct mental models to understand the world around them. However, constructionism holds that learning can happen most effectively when people are also active in making tangible objects in the real world. In this sense, constructionism is connected with experiential learning and builds on some of the ideas of Jean Piaget. (from ) Constructivist #2 Teaching Techniques
RE: William Lane Craig Is Not a Constitutional Scholar Transcript: Prof MTH who lacks scholarly understanding of everything and has no expertise in any field whatsoever, first castigates Dr. William Lane Craig for calling Scalia a "strict constructionist." Now, any constitutional scholar knows that Scalia has been called a strict constructionist by both liberal and conservative scholars. Although Scalia denies that he's a strict constructionist, he really is one. Because he acts and talks like one. Scalia is often called a conservative and most conservatives (like Scalia) adhere to strict constructionism. Anybody would know this if they follow politics. But just because Scalia denies the position, it doesn't mean he isn't a strict constructionist. For instance, just because Jacques Derrida does not like being called a post-modernist doesn't mean he isn't one. Prof MTH never makes this distinction about Scalia and strict constructionism. And he doesn't bother telling his viewers the ambiguous nature of Scalia and how many have called him a strict constructionist. You can do a simple web search of "strict constructionist" and "Scalia" and you'll see how often they match one another. But what's funny is, Prof MTH spent nearly half of the time of his video on a position that Dr. Craig never made on Scalia. If you listen to the audio blog by Dr. Craig that Prof MTH cites (which is "The Supreme Court Sets Back Religious Freedom"), he never called Scalia a strict constructionist! Apparently, Prof MTH had to lie about Dr. Craig in ...
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Social Constructionism - Celiane Camargo-Borges In imagineering a lot of different fields and perspectives come together to create the new enterprise logic. In the New Concept module of the Creativity block guest lecturer Celiane Camargo-Borges introduced the students to a new perspective, which she herself applies in the field of Public Health - the Social Constructionism approach. Over the course of a day she explained to the students about the assumptions that Social Constructionism uses as a framework for research and intervention, and drawing on her own research in Brazil she explained how Social Constructionism can be used in every sphere of public life to discover how people create their everyday realities, and how you can co-create new realities with them.