Definition of social constructivism in English:

social constructivism

Pronunciation /ˌsəʊʃl kənˈstrʌktɪvɪz(ə)m/


  • = social constructionism .

    Although the terms social constructionism and social constructivism are often used interchangeably, the former predominates in sociological contexts, while the latter is more common in contexts relating to the philosophy of science.


1980s; earliest use found in Contemporary Sociology. From social + constructivism.