Improving learning and teaching in early childhood teacher education: A focus on personal epistemology
Brownlee, Joanne M., Thorpe, Karen J., & Stacey, Phillip S. (2005) Improving learning and teaching in early childhood teacher education: A focus on personal epistemology. In Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, 3-6 July, Sydney, NSW.
A growing body of research about personal epistemological beliefs has provided tertiary educators with evidence to inform strategies in promoting effective teaching and learning. Personal epistemological beliefs refer to an individual’s beliefs about the nature of knowing and knowledge and are considered to influence how one engages in teaching and learning experiences. There has been very little research, to date, that has explored how pre-service teacher education students’ beliefs change over time and identified factors associated with such changes. No research exists in the area of early childhood teacher education. This paper uses current literature on the development of epistemological beliefs to provide a conceptual framework on which to base intervention for early childhood pre-service teacher education students. It is focused on providing a constructivist approach to knowledge through personal engagement and authentic experiences.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||28 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||27 Oct 2014 04:55|
Repository Staff Only: item control page