Personal Epistemology: The Psychology of Beliefs About Knowledge and Knowing
Barbara K. Hofer, Paul R. Pintrich
Routledge, Aug 21, 2012 - Education - 442 pages
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
academic academic major active adolescents adults analysis assessment assumptions Baxter Magolda Belenky beliefs about mathematics Chandler classroom Clinchy conceptual change learning connected knowing construct constructivist context correlations deﬁned dents developmental Developmental Psychology difﬁcult dimensions domain Educational Psychology Educational Research Eigenvalue epis epistemic beliefs epistemic cognition epistemic doubt epistemological beliefs epistemological development epistemological thinking epistemological understanding evidence example experience factor analysis factors ﬁnd ﬁndings ﬁrst ﬁve gender goals Hofer & Pintrich ideas ill-structured problems individuals inﬂuence inquiry instruction interpretation interviews issues Journal King & Kitchener Knowers knowledge and knowing Kuhn mathematics education metacognitive motivation nature of knowledge one’s ontology participants pattern Perry scheme Perry’s personal epistemology perspective problem solving questionnaire questions reasoning Reﬂective Judgment role sample Schoenfeld Schommer scientiﬁc scientists scores signiﬁcant sophisticated speciﬁc structure teachers theory theory of mind tion truth University of Denver