Personal Epistemology and relational pedagogy in early childhood teacher education programs

Brownlee, Joanne M. & Berthelsen, Donna C. (2006) Personal Epistemology and relational pedagogy in early childhood teacher education programs. Early Years: an international journal of research and development, 26(1), pp. 17-29.

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Over the last decade, research related to personal epistemological beliefs has offered insight into how to promote effective teaching and learning across educational settings. Personal epistemological beliefs reflect an individual's views about what knowledge is, how knowledge is gained, and the degree of certainty with which knowledge can be held. However, there has been no research that specifically investigates the relationship between such epistemological beliefs and early childhood practice. This paper draws together current research findings on epistemological beliefs and tertiary learning to provide a conceptual framework which can be used in early childhood teacher education programs to provide a basis for investigating early childhood teachers' understanding about their own learning and how they use this knowledge in their practice.

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ID Code: 1057
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: personal epistemology, early childhood teacher education, pedagogy in early childhood, tertiary learning, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/09575140500507785
ISSN: 1472-4421
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 2006 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Early Years: An International Journal of Research 26(1):pp. 17-29.
Deposited On: 21 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2013 01:03

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