Patterns of knowledge and knowing: the personal epistemologies of tertiary preparation students

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Newell, Frances (2016) Patterns of knowledge and knowing: the personal epistemologies of tertiary preparation students. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

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)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/32285
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Keywords knowing, holistic conceptual framework, tertiary preparation students, writing tasks, interviews, naturalistic texts
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