Patterns of knowledge and knowing: the personal epistemologies of tertiary preparation students
Newell, Frances (2016) Patterns of knowledge and knowing: the personal epistemologies of tertiary preparation students. PhD thesis, Victoria University.
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The study is a contribution to the field of personal epistemology that emerged in the USA when pioneering researchers (Baxter Magolda 1992; Belenky et al. 1986; Perry 1970) explored and mapped patterns of implicit assumptions about knowledge and knowing and associated meaning-making by individuals. The study employed a qualitative methodology to gain a holistic understanding of the personal epistemology of a cohort of tertiary preparation students who were enrolled in Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations (HSF) in 2009 in Australia. It was underpinned by a broadly interpretative paradigm that drew on insights from constructivism, phenomenology and hermeneutics.
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD thesis)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||knowing, holistic conceptual framework, tertiary preparation students, writing tasks, interviews, naturalistic texts|
|Subjects:||FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
|Depositing User:||VU Library|
|Date Deposited:||06 Dec 2016 05:24|
|Last Modified:||06 Dec 2016 05:24|
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