Critical constructivism stands for the merging of constructivist or constructionist views with critical epistemology developed by the Frankfurt School. This involves combining ideas related to how people think while interacting with the social environment (constructivist) or how meanings are socially derived (constructionist) and impacted by power structures in society, as well as the ethical consequences of people’s choices (critical). The term critical constructivism was first used in the 1960s in the field of education and then, with similar meaning, in psychology. Later, critical constructivism was incorporated into political science and sociology; it found its way into communication studies with the work of Andrew Feenberg, Maria Bakardjieva, and Milton Campos. This entry describes these lines of work and their confluence.

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