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Towards Realist Constructivism: Implications for Teaching and Training

The Article, Published by Alok Kumar in Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 46(3), 2011, 523-535, 2012

Constructivism is a popular but often misconstrued worldview. This article strengthens the constructivist position by showing that it can withstand a knowable real world. Such a position helps to correct many widespread practices in the name of constructivist education such as equating hands-on experiences with active learning. Further, it spans constructivism over the entire training life cycle. It makes a strong case for constructivism as a way to have a world that knows to live with diversity.