Author D. Dykstra Jr.
Dewey Dykstra grew up in Maryland,USA. In junior high and high school he entered and won prizes at Science Fairs. He graduated with a B. S. in Physics from Case Institute ofTechnology in 1969 and began teaching high school in the inner city of Cleveland, OH that same year. After three years he moved back to Maryland and taught 9th grade physical science and 12th grade physics for a year. He entered graduate school atThe University ofTexas at Austin and earned a Ph. D. in condensed matter Physics in 1978. He has been on the Physics faculty at Oklahoma State University and Boise State University. He is privileged to have had as mentors: Robert Fuller, James Minstrell and Ernst von Glasersfeld, among others.

Publications Found: 9 · Show All Abstracts

Dykstra Jr. D. (2005) Against Realist Instruction. Constructivist Foundations 1(1): 49–60. Fulltext at
Dykstra Jr. D. (2007) The Challenge of Understanding Radical Constructivism. Constructivist Foundations 2(2-3): 50–57. Fulltext at
Dykstra Jr. D. (2007) “Once more into the breech…”. Constructivist Foundations 3(1): 8–9. Fulltext at
Dykstra Jr. D. (2008) Put Another Way…. Constructivist Foundations 3(2): 72–73. Fulltext at
Dykstra Jr. D. (2010) Radical Constructivism Has an Answer – But This Answer Is not an Easy One. Constructivist Foundations 6(1): 22–30. Fulltext at
Dykstra Jr. D. (2010) What Can We Learn from the Misunderstandings of Radical Constructivism? Commentary on Slezak’s “Radical Constructivism: Epistemology, Education and Dynamite”. Constructivist Foundations 6(1): 120–126. Fulltext at
Dykstra Jr. D. (2014) Radical Constructivism and Social Justice: Educational Implications. Constructivist Foundations 9(3): 318–321. Fulltext at
Dykstra Jr. D. & Sweet D. R. (2009) Conceptual development about motion and force in elementary and middle school students. American Journal of Physics 77(5): 468–476.
Fuller R., Campbell T., Dykstra Jr. D. & Stevens S. (2009) College teaching and the development of reasoning. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte NC.
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