Boghossian P. (2006) Behaviorism, constructivism, and Socratic pedagogy. Educational Philosophy and Theory 38: 713–722. https://cepa.info/5748
Behaviorism, constructivism, and Socratic pedagogy.
Educational Philosophy and Theory 38: 713–722.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/5748
This paper examines the relationship among behaviorism, constructivism and Socratic pedagogy. Specifically, it asks if a Socratic educator can be a constructivist or a behaviorist. In the first part of the paper, each learning theory, as it relates to the Socratic project, is explained. In the last section, the question of whether or not a Socratic teacher can subscribe to a constructivist or a behaviorist learning theory is addressed. The paper concludes by stating that while Socratic pedagogy shares some similarities with each learning theory, ultimately it is fundamentally incompatible with both.