Ontology. Social constructivism is my dominant worldview. It assumes that meanings are created in social interaction. They are constructed on individual and group/organizational/professional levels and influenced by numerous historical, cultural and technological factors.
Epistemology. The social constructivism learning theory (Curran, Fleet, & Kirby, 2010; Vygotsky, 1978) is associated with that worldview. I will use it as a lens to analyze potential challenges of QIE/IPL.
Social constructivism assumes that groups actively construct knowledge through social interaction internally among team members, and as a team interacting with the external world. In that process they create group culture, a collection of shared artifacts and shared mental models. Ultimately, according to a social constructivist view, the society exists simultaneously as subjective and objective reality (Andrews, 2012).