Author A. Quale
Andreas Quale was born in Norway in 1938, and grew up in Norway and Australia. He studied mathematics and physics at the University of Oslo, graduating with a doctoral degree in 1974, with a dissertation in mathematical physics. He taught extensively at college and university level in mathematics, physics and computer science. Between 1995 and 2005 Quale was first Associate Professor at the NKI Computer College in Oslo, then Associate Professor at the University of Oslo. In 2005 he retired. He published a number of papers on science education, text books for upper secondary school level, and the book, Radical Constructivism: A Relativist Epistemic Approach to Science Education (2008). Andreas Quale passed away on 24 May 2016.

Publications Found: 18 · Show All Abstracts

Quale A. (2002) The role of metaphor in scientific epistemology: A constructivist perspective and consequences for science education. Science & Education 11: 443–457. Fulltext at
Quale A. (2007) Arguments that Miss the Mark. Constructivist Foundations 3(1): 15. Fulltext at
Quale A. (2007) Radical Constructivism – Clear and Compelling. Review of: Ernst von Glasersfeld (2007) Key Works in Radical Constructivism. Constructivist Foundations 3(1): 52. Fulltext at
Quale A. (2007) Radical constructivism, and the sin of relativism. Science & Education 16: 231–266. Fulltext at
Quale A. (2007) The Epistemic Relativism of Radical Constructivism: Some Implications for Teaching the Natural Sciences. Constructivist Foundations 2(2-3): 107–113. Fulltext at
Quale A. (2008) Is Ontology Necessary? Constructivist Foundations 3(2): 81–82. Fulltext at
Quale A. (2008) Radical constructivism. A relativist epistemic approach to science education. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam. Reviewed in Constructivist Foundations 5(2)
Quale A. (2008) The game of prediction and retrodiction: A radical-constructivist perspective on the notion of time in physics. Journal of Educational Thought 42(2): 105–125. Fulltext at
Quale A. (2008) The Issue of Reductionism. A Radical Constructivist Approach to the Philosophy of Physics. Constructivist Foundations 4(1): 43–49. Fulltext at
Quale A. (2010) Objections to Radical Constructivism. Constructivist Foundations 6(1): 12–18. Fulltext at
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