Students learning to teach: Conversing with students about their epistemological beliefs
Brownlee, Joanne M. (2002) Students learning to teach: Conversing with students about their epistemological beliefs. In HERDSA conference, July 2002, Edith Cowan University, Perth.
Twenty-five preservice graduate teacher education students at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia were asked to describe their epistemological beliefs (beliefs about knowing, learning and teaching) at the end of their year-long course. The discussions were semi-structured and analysed from a predominantly grounded theory perspective. A number of categories of core beliefs about knowing emerged which reflected a continuum of beliefs. From naïve to more sophisticated, there was an increasing focus on truth that was constructed and reasoned with a corresponding decrease in focus on truth as absolute and received. There was also some consistency noted between core beliefs about knowing and peripheral beliefs about learning and teaching for a number of students.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||05 May 2005 00:00|
|Last Modified:||20 Mar 2013 01:03|
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