Personal Epistemologies and Teaching

Brownlee, Joanne M., Walker, Sue, & Mascadri, Julia (2015) Personal Epistemologies and Teaching. In Fives, Helenrose & Gregoire-Gill, Michael (Eds.) International Handbook of Research on Teachers’ Beliefs. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), New York, pp. 319-335.

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Over the last three decades, a growing body of research related to epistemic beliefs has been identified as a crucial for understanding teaching and learning (Yadav, Herron, & Samarapungavan, 2011). In particular, research related to beliefs about teaching, learning and knowledge has been considered important for understanding why teachers engage in certain approaches to pedagogy, curriculum and assessment in classrooms (Stromlo & Bråten, 2011). The beliefs held by teachers about knowledge and knowing, otherwise known as personal epistemology (Hofer, 2010), have been shown to influence other knowledge and beliefs (Schommer-Aikens, 2004). Five and Buehl (2012) indicated that because an individual’s understanding of reality is always seen through the lens of existing beliefs, the role of beliefs as a filter is particularly relevant in the context of teacher education. That is, if beliefs influence how individuals interpret new information and experiences, preservice and practicing teachers’ beliefs shape what and how they learn about teaching.” (p. 470-480). It is likely that such beliefs have an important relationship with teacher knowledge and practices...

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ID Code: 72125
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Personal epistemology, Teaching and Learning, Preservice teachers
ISBN: 9780415539258
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Deposited On: 26 May 2014 23:03
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 06:51

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