Radical Constructivism: A Way of Knowing and Learning

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Subject Index

a
a priori reasoning 40 , 42 , 44 , 61
abstraction 34 , 79 , 91 -2
map-reading 97
mathematical concepts 161 , 165 , 167 , 169 , 171 -3
Piagetian theory 69 - 71 , 100 - 101 , 102 -5, 106 -7, 108
symbols 99 - 100 , 107 , 108 -9
accommodation 62 , 65 -6, 67 , 68 , 102 , 155 , 187
action schemes 56 , 65 , 68 , 73 , 144
active vocabulary 59 - 60 , 96 , 132
adaptation 58 , 59 , 63
see also cognitive viability;
evolutionary epistemology
algebra 30 , 108
American Society for Cybernetics 146
animism 119
anthropology 149
apophatic theology 27
arithmetic 108 -9, 160 , 161
teaching methods 184 , 190
artificial intelligence 148
assimilation 62 -3, 65 , 66 , 102 , 154 , 155
astronomy 22 , 29
attention
frames 86
mobility of 10 - 11 , 116
counting unitary items 167 -70
automata 148
autonomy 146 -7
awareness 105 -8
operational 108 -9

b
behaviourism xiii , 6 , 15 , 73 , 76 , 89
linguistic interactions 131 , 132
role in education 178 , 179 , 180
biology 55 , 63 , 64 , 102
black boxes 157 -8
British Empiricists 31 , 114 , 115

c
causality 41 -2
certainty, mathematical 174 -5
change 80 - 82
children
construction of reality 58 - 60
formation of mathematical concepts 100 , 161 -3
language acquisition 103 , 139 -41
incentive 143 -5
objectivity 119 -20
sensorimotor development 102
spontaneous re-presentation 103
visual tracking 84
chimpanzees:
language acquisition 11 - 12
circular reactions 144
‘Cocktail Party Effect’ 10
codes 115 -16, 138 -9
cognitive assimilation 62 -3, 65 , 66 , 102 , 154 , 155
cognitive development 18 , 51 , 53 , 55 -6, 153
see also construction of reality
equilibration 67 -8
stage theory 71 -2
cognitive viability 14 , 22 , 44 -5, 59 , 68 -9, 117 -18
corroboration by others 120
linguistic communication 141
self-concept 123 , 127 , 128
communication 47 , 50 , 121 , 129 , 138 -9
cybernetics 147
role in education 181 -3
viability 141 -3
computational linguistics 9
computers 148 , 149
conceptual analysis 36 -8, 77 -8, 88
change 80 - 82
form and content 101 -3
individual identity 84 -6
mathematics 16 - 17 , 20 , 160 -63
abstract number concepts 171 -3
attentional model of counting 167 -70
certainty 174 -5

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