By Barbara K. Hofer, Paul R. Pintrich

ISBN-10: 0585385165

ISBN-13: 9780585385167

ISBN-10: 0805835180

ISBN-13: 9780805835182

This is often the 1st e-book to supply a complete assessment of the theoretical and methodological ways to the learn of private epistemology from a mental and academic standpoint. either thought development and empirical learn have grown dramatically long ago decade yet, before, this paintings has no longer been pulled jointly in one quantity. that's the venture of this quantity whose cutting-edge concept and examine are inclined to outline the sphere for the following twenty years. Key gains of this crucial new ebook comprise: *Pioneering Contributors--The ebook offers present views of every of the foremost theoreticians and researchers who pioneered this starting to be box, in addition to contributions from new researchers. *Diverse Perspectives--The members characterize numerous views, together with schooling, academic psychology, developmental psychology, larger schooling, and technological know-how and arithmetic schooling. *Editorial Integration--Opening and shutting chapters by means of the editors set out key concerns confronting the sphere.

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Can beliefs be observed in action, or inferred from particular acts? Do we need a broad spectrum of methods? Discipline-Specific Epistemological Beliefs Much of the conceptual and empirical work on personal epistemology presumes that epistemological beliefs and theories are domain general. From the developmental perspective, this is congruent with the conception that each stage contains an integration and structured conception of ideas. Even in Schommer’s scheme, with dimensions that are more or less independent, there has still been an assumption, supported moderately in one study (Schommer & Walker, 1995), that beliefs are likely to vary little depending on the subject matter.

Perry’s work underscores the notion that the most powerful learning, the learning most faculty really want to see students achieve as a result of their experiences with classes/curricula, involves significant qualitative changes in the way learners approach their learning and their subject matter. Nine distinct stages, or what Perry prefers to call ‘‘positions,” as in positions from which to view the world, were discerned in the students’ common paths, although two, the first and the last, were hypothetical extensions of the empirical work, constructed for the sake of elegance and completeness.

His research focuses on the development of motivation, epistemological thinking, and self-regulated learning in adolescence. He has published over 100 articles, book chapters and books including co-authoring or co-editing 8 books. He is the past editor of the American Psychology Association journal for Division 15-Educational Psychology, Educational Psychologist His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) in the Department of Education, the Spencer Foundation, and the Kellogg Foundation.

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