Understanding Personal Epistemology
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This chapter presents a literature review on the theoretical models of personal epistemology under three major frameworks: a uni-dimension developmental trajectory, a multi-dimension system of epistemic beliefs and manifold epistemological resources. Following that, we discuss cultural specificity of personal epistemology, in particular, the traditional Chinese epistemology that might influence the participants in our study.
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