Knowing, Knowledge and Beliefs

Epistemological Studies across Diverse Cultures

Editors: Khine, Myint Swe (Ed.)

  • Covers state-of-the-art theoretical understanding on epistemological beliefs from educational and psychological perspectives
  • Describes recent advances in conceptualization and epistemological studies
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Beliefs about nature of knowledge and learning, or epistemological beliefs have been an interest of educational researchers and psychologists for the past several years. New perspectives on theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches and empirical studies on epistemological beliefs are emerging in the literature as a well-defined field of study. Studies show that personal epistemology has influence on comprehension, study strategies, learning process and academic performance. Research in this area has undergone considerable growth in the past decades and has now reached a stage of notable diversity and internationalization. Bringing together prominent educators and researchers, this book focuses on conceptual and methodical issues and state-of-the-art theoretical understanding on epistemological beliefs from educational and psychological perspectives. It is a critical and specialized source that describes recent advances in conceptualization and epistemological studies across diverse cultures.

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From the reviews:

"Social scientists are gathering empirical evidence about beliefs by doing research in epistemological studies across diverse cultures. … The book reviewed here is a compilation of that research by some thirty-seven researchers working in psychology and educational psychology. It covers a wide range of topics … . This is an important book for anyone in the education field. It is rich with research findings, sources, and additional suggestions for readings, as well as being interesting and readable." (Bob Lane, Metapsychology Online Reviews, Vol. 12 (23), 2008)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Personal Epistemology and Culture

    Barbara K. Hofer

    Pages 3-22

  • Assessing Teachers’ Epistemological and Ontological Worldviews

    Gregory J. Schraw, Lori J. Olafson

    Pages 25-44

  • The Evolution of Self-Authorship

    Marcia Baxter Magolda

    Pages 45-64

  • Assessing the Multidimensionality of Students’ Epistemic Beliefs Across Diverse Cultures

    Michelle M. Buehl

    Pages 65-112

  • Measurement of Epistemological Beliefs and Learning Strategies of Elementary School Children

    Barbara Moschner, Andrea Anschuetz, Stephan Wernke, et al.

    Pages 113-133

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eBook $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowing, Knowledge and Beliefs
Book Subtitle
Epistemological Studies across Diverse Cultures
Editors
  • Myint Swe Khine
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6596-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6596-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6595-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7676-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 470
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