Personal Epistemology The Psychology of Beliefs About Knowledge and Knowing

Personal Epistemology The Psychology of Beliefs About Knowledge and Knowing

by Barbara K. Hofer
     
 

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This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of personal epistemology from a psychological and educational perspective. Both theory building and empirical research have grown dramatically in the past decade but, until now, this work has not been pulled together in a single volume. That is

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This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of personal epistemology from a psychological and educational perspective. Both theory building and empirical research have grown dramatically in the past decade but, until now, this work has not been pulled together in a single volume. That is the mission of this volume whose state-of-the-art theory and research are likely to define the field for the next 20 years. Key features of this important new book include:

*Pioneering Contributors—The book provides current perspectives of each of the major theoreticians and researchers who pioneered this growing field, as well as contributions from new researchers.

*Diverse Perspectives—The contributors represent a variety of perspectives, including education, educational psychology, developmental psychology, higher education, and science and mathematics education.

*Editorial Integration—Opening and closing chapters by the editors set out key issues confronting the field.

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For graduate and professional researchers, educational practitioners, teacher educators, science and math educators, and administrators, US researchers whose fields are not identified overview theoretical and methodological approaches to studying personal epistemology from a psychological and educational perspective. They cover conceptual models of personal epistemology, theoretical and conceptual issues, methodological issues in studying personal epistemology, and perspectives on epistemology specific to mathematics and science. Each of the accounts ends with suggestions for further research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780805852356
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/23/2004
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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