Educational Psychology Review

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 451–464

Current Themes and Future Directions in Epistemological Research: A Commentary

  • Gregory Schraw

DOI: 10.1023/A:1011922015665

Cite this article as:
Schraw, G. Educational Psychology Review (2001) 13: 451. doi:10.1023/A:1011922015665


This article summarizes and comments upon recent research on epistemological beliefs (i.e., beliefs about knowledge and knowing). I identify four emergent themes, outline directions for future research, and draw links between current theory and educational practice. The four themes pertain to the number relationship among, development, and measurement of epistemological beliefs. I address conceptual and methodological issues in future research. I also identify four educational implications: understanding teachers' beliefs, understanding students' beliefs, promoting critical thinking, and attempting to change teachers' and students' beliefs.

epistemology beliefs research 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory Schraw
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of Nevada at Las VegasLas Vegas

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