Knowing, Knowledge and Beliefs: Epistemological Studies by Myint Swe Khine

By Myint Swe Khine

Ideals approximately nature of information and studying, or epistemological ideals were an curiosity of academic researchers and psychologists for the earlier a number of years. New views on theoretical, conceptual and methodological techniques and empirical reviews on epistemological ideals are rising within the literature as a well-defined box of analysis. stories convey that private epistemology has effect on comprehension, research suggestions, studying approach and educational functionality. examine during this zone has gone through substantial progress some time past many years and has now reached a level of outstanding variety and internationalization. Bringing jointly admired educators and researchers, this e-book specializes in conceptual and methodical concerns and state of the art theoretical realizing on epistemological ideals from academic and mental views. it's a serious and really expert resource that describes contemporary advances in conceptualization and epistemological reports throughout diversified cultures.

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Preliminary findings suggested that different worldviews may correspond to differences in the beliefs that teachers hold about curriculum, and pedagogy. Although not part of the pilot study, teachers’ worldviews may be related to other classroom factors such as assessment and discipline practices (Brownlee & Berthelsen, 2006; Olafson & Schraw, 2006, 2002; White, 2000; Wilcox-Herzog, 2002). 1 37 Potential Strengths of the Four-quadrant Scale The pilot study described earlier suggests that the four-quadrant scale provides a viable measure of teachers’ worldviews.

Ontological Realist A teacher who is an ontological realist assumes one underlying reality that is the same for everyone. Instructionally, this means that all children should receive the same type of instruction at the same time regardless of their individual circumstances and context. An ontological realist would agree with the following: ● ● ● Student assignments should always be done individually. It is more practical to give the whole class the same assignment. The teacher must decide on what activities are to be done.

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