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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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BEZERRA, Giovani Ferreira  and  ARAUJO, Doracina Aparecida de Castro. Educational Psychology: a post-crisis constructivist subject. Psicol. Esc. Educ. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.1, pp. 143-151. ISSN 1413-8557.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-85572012000100015.

In this study we discuss the existence of an epistemological crisis in recent Educational Psychology and argue that discredit the current paradigm regarding the cognitive-constructivist, inspired by Piaget, provoked a negative reaction to the contributions of Educational Psychology for teaching praxis and for the teacher education. However, it is suggested the search for new epistemological basis, that return to this subject its scientific status from a critical and emancipatory perspective. We present Historical-Cultural Psychology approach as a basic reference for us to (re) think and teach Educational Psychology nowadays.

Keywords : Educational Psychology; Constructivism; psychology education.

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