By Ernst Von Glasersfeld
Over the last twenty-five years Ernst von Glasereld has had a tremendous impact on mathematics and science education through his fundamental insights into the nature of knowledge and knowing. Radical Constructivism in Action is a new volume of papers honouring his work by building on his model of knowing. The contributions by leading researchers present constructivism in action, tying the authors' actions regarding the practical problems of mathematics and science education, philosophy, and sociology to their philosophical constraints, giving meaning to conmstructivism operationally. The book bgins with a retrospective analogy between radial constructivism's emergence and changes in what is thought of as 'certain' scientific knowledge. It aims to increase understanding of constructivism and Glaserfeld's achievement , and is vibrant evidence of the continued vitality of research in the constructivism tradition.