The European Educational Researcher

Examination of Special Education with Constructivism: A Theoretical and Review Study

The European Educational Researcher, Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2023, pp. 1-20
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While we argue that difference and diversity are essential elements of the education process, we keep one area an utterly separate area: Special education. This area is left as a mysterious closed box with many undiscovered differences. While it is clear that there is behavioral pressure on special education, there are also opinions that claim the opposite. However, it is noteworthy that the views are not reflected in the implementation process. The fact that theory and practice are progressing in different lanes should attract the attention of educators. This study sought evidence for the idea that "a constructivist approach for special education offers a suitable learning environment." This study may be a step to stop defining everything we cannot discover as the other. The problem was discussed by blending it with pro and opposing views. Considering that the study contains a deep synthesis of thoughts, it will also trigger new deep discussions.
Special education, Constructivism, Learning theory, Social constructivism.
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