Several Conceptual Clarifications on the Distinction between Constructivism and Social Constructivism


  • Antonio SANDU Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava
  • Elena UNGURU Ph.D Student, Doctoral School in Sociology, University of Oradea, Romania & Lumen Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania


constructivism, social constructionism, postmodern sociology.


The present paper aims to contribute to the theoretical and operational understanding of the distinction between social constructivism and social-constructivism, both theories being referential for the foundation of a new ontology and social epistemology. In literature, the two models are often used in the same sense, both of which are used as theoretical references in research on the social construction of an institution or social phenomenon.



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SANDU, A., & UNGURU, E. (2017). Several Conceptual Clarifications on the Distinction between Constructivism and Social Constructivism. Postmodern Openings, 8(2), 51-61. Retrieved from


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