This module focuses of a postmodern perspective in educational research. Additionally, it offers the students the opportunity to reflect on the theories examined in the previous model and contrast different concepts.

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Describe postmodernism and make a distinction between modernism and postmodernism
  2. Explain the differences between pragmatism, idealism, and constructivism

To achieve these objectives, complete the following:

  1. Read Module 6 Articles
  2. Read Chapters 43, 73, and 74 of the textbook (Irby, B.J., Brown, G., Lara-Alecio, R., & Jackson, S. (2013). The handbook of educational theories. Charlotte, NC Information Age Publishing.)
  3. Complete Discussion Forum #5



Respond to the following questions in the forum below:

  1. How would you describe the difference between modernism and post-modernism?
  2. How would you define pragmatism and distinguish it from the concept of idealism?