By Lisa D. Bendixen, Florian C. Feucht

ISBN-10: 0521883555

ISBN-13: 9780521883559

Own epistemology is the research of ideals linked to wisdom and realizing. a wide physique of conception and study in own epistemology has been devoted to students yet hardly ever have the epistemic ideals of kids, youth, and their academics been completely tested. This ebook comprises either theoretical and empirical paintings touching on own epistemology because it particularly pertains to studying and guide. Bringing jointly best examine on pre-school via to school scholars' own epistemology, it re-examines latest conceptual frameworks, introduces new versions, presents an empirical origin for studying and guide, and considers broader academic implications. moreover, the members pressure how own epistemology concerns within the lecture room must be extra rigorously investigated and understood.

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2006). In our view, the work represented in this volume has moved beyond this simple question to more nuanced discussions and investigations. , various school subjects, content areas, and teacher knowledge) and the notion of how domaingeneral and domain-specific epistemological beliefs may work together will be considered. Again, how these aspects of personal epistemology impact learning and instruction will be offered. , 1986; Perry, 1970; King and Kitchener, 1994). Little is known about epistemic development in childhood and early adolescence and the mechanisms that bring about change (Bendixen and Rule, 2004; Burr and Hofer, 2002; Haerle, 2006).

Although Elby and Hammer’s goal is not to generalize too far beyond individual classrooms, we see valuable educational implications in their work. , a bag of epistemic tricks) that can be used to influence students’ personal epistemology and, therein, to strategically foster their learning. The transferability of such pedagogi­ cal practices across different contexts and school subjects could also become part of more experimental research designs. For example, the methodological question remains as to what kind of categories can be used to differentiate between epistemic resources that are more condu­ cive to the learning of content knowledge than others and to distinguish between educational contexts that are more influential on epistemo­ logical resources.

Sev­ eral chapters in this book address these important issues in school-age children and adolescents. Educational practice as a mechanism for epistemic development in and of itself will be elaborated upon with insightful and realistic recommendations for teachers and students as well. , Bendixen and Rule, 2004; Haerle and Bendixen, 2008; ­Schommer-Aikins, 2004). The epistemic underpinnings and messages about knowledge and knowing that abound in classrooms will be viv­ idly described and researched by a number of the chapter authors.

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