Knowing, Knowledge and Beliefs

Epistemological Studies across Diverse Cultures

  • Myint Swe Khine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Barbara K. Hofer
      Pages 3-22
  3. Conceptual and Methodological Issues

    1. Gregory J. Schraw, Lori J. Olafson
      Pages 25-44
    2. Marcia Baxter Magolda
      Pages 45-64
    3. Barbara Moschner, Andrea Anschuetz, Stephan Wernke, Uta Wagener
      Pages 113-133
  4. Empirical Studies on Cultural-specific Epistemology

  5. Perspectives on Domain-Specific Epistemology

  6. Conclusion

    1. Benjamin Wong, Myint Swe Khine, Chai Ching Sing
      Pages 445-456
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 457-470

About this book


Beliefs about nature of knowledge and learning, or epistemological beliefs have been an interest of educational researchers and psychologists for the past several years. New perspectives on theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches and empirical studies on epistemological beliefs are emerging in the literature as a well-defined field of study. Studies show that personal epistemology has influence on comprehension, study strategies, learning process and academic performance. Research in this area has undergone considerable growth in the past decades and has now reached a stage of notable diversity and internationalization. Bringing together prominent educators and researchers, this book focuses on conceptual and methodical issues and state-of-the-art theoretical understanding on epistemological beliefs from educational and psychological perspectives. It is a critical and specialized source that describes recent advances in conceptualization and epistemological studies across diverse cultures.


Evolution culture discipline specific knowledge domain specific epistemology education epistemic beliefs epistemology knowledge learning personal epistemology

Editors and affiliations

  • Myint Swe Khine
    • 1
  1. 1.Murdoch UniversityPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6595-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6596-5
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