Knowing, Knowledge and Beliefs: Epistemological Studies across Diverse Cultures by Myint Swe KhineKnowing, Knowledge and Beliefs: Epistemological Studies across Diverse Cultures by Myint Swe Khine

Knowing, Knowledge and Beliefs: Epistemological Studies across Diverse Cultures

byMyint Swe Khine

Paperback | November 10, 2010

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Bringing together prominent educators and researchers, this book focuses on conceptual and methodological issues relevant to the nature of knowledge and learning. It offers a state-of-the-art theoretical understanding of epistemological beliefs from both educational and psychological perspectives. Readers discover recent advances in conceptualization and epistemological studies across diverse cultures. This is an unbeatable resource for academics and researchers alike.
Title:Knowing, Knowledge and Beliefs: Epistemological Studies across Diverse CulturesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:470 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:November 10, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:904817676X

ISBN - 13:9789048176762


Table of Contents

PrefacePART I: IntroductionChapter 1 Personal Epistemology and CultureBarbara K. Hofer, Middlebury College, USAPART II: Conceptual and Methodological IssuesChapter 2 Assessing Teachers' Epistemological and Ontological Worldviews Gregory J. Schraw and Lori J. Olafson, University of Nevada, USAChapter 3 The Evolution of Self-AuthorshipMarcia Baxter Magolda, Miami University of Ohio, USAChapter 4 Assessing the Multidimensionality of Students' Epistemic Beliefs Across Diverse CulturesMichelle M. Buehl, George Mason University, USAChapter 5 Measurement of Epistemological Beliefs and Learning Strategies of Elementary School ChildrenBarbara Moschner, Andrea Anschutz, Stephen Wernke and Uta Wagener, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, GermanyPART III: Empirical Studies on Cultural-Specific EpistemologyChapter 6 University Cultures and Epistemic Beliefs: Examining Differences between Two Academic EnvironmentsKrista R. Muis and Gale M. Sinatra, University of Nevada, USAChapter 7 Personal Epistemology in Elementary Classrooms: A Conceptual Comparison of Germany and the United States and a Guide for Future Cross-Cultural Research Florian C. Haerle and Lisa D. Bendixen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA Chapter 8 A Sociocultural Exploration of Epistemological BeliefsIris Tabak and Michael Weinstock, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Chapter 9 An Exploratory Study about the Role of Epistemological Beliefs and Dispositions on Learners' Thinking about an Ill-Defined Issue in Solo and Duo Problem-Solving ContextsNicos Valanides and Charoula Angeli, University of Cyprus, Cyprus Chapter 10 Family Environment, Epistemological Beliefs, Learning Strategies and Academic Performance: A Path AnalysisFrancisco Cano, Granada University, Spain María Cardelle-Elawar, Arizona State University, USAChapter 11 Global Certainty Beliefs and College Major: How Strong are Socialization Effects?Ulrich Trautwein & Oliver Lüdtke, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany Chapter 12 Epistemological Beliefs, Learning and Teaching: The Hong Kong Cultural Context Kwok-wai Chan, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, ChinaChapter 13 The Use of Internet-based Instruction for the Development of Epistemological Beliefs: A Case Study in Taiwan Chin-Chung Tsai, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, TaiwanChapter 14 Assessing the Epistemological and Pedagogical Beliefs among Pre-service Teachers in SingaporeChai Ching Sing, Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeMyint Swe Khine, Murdoch University, AustraliaPART IV: Perspectives on Domain-Specific EpistemologyChapter 15 Applying the Theory of an Epistemological Belief System to the Investigation of Students' and Professors' Mathematical Beliefs Marlene Schommer-Aikins, Wichita State University, USA Chapter 16 Individual Domain-specific Epistemologies: Implications for Educational Practice Betsy Palmer, Montana State University, USA Rose M. Marra, University of Missouri, USA Chapter 17 Personal Epistemology, Understanding of Multiple Texts, and Learning within Internet TechnologiesIvar Bråten, University of Oslo, NorwayChapter 18 Epistemic Metacognition in the Context of Information Searching on the WebLucia Mason and Angela Boldrin, University of Padua, ItalyChapter 19 Developing Relational Epistemology through Relational Pedagogy: New Ways of Thinking about Personal Epistemology in Teacher Education Joanne Brownlee and Donna Berthelsen, Queensland University of Technology, Australia Chapter 20 Knowledge and Epistemological Beliefs: An Intimate but Complicate RelationshipRainer Bromme and Dorothe Kienhues, Westfälische Wilhelms University of Münster, Germany Elmar Stahl, Freiburg University of Education, GermanyPART V: ConclusionChapter 21Challenges and Future Directions for Personal Epistemology Research in Diverse CulturesBenjamin Wong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Myint Swe Khine, Murdoch University, Australia Chai Ching Sing, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore About the ContributorsIndex

Editorial Reviews

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)