Students' epistemological beliefs and approaches to learning

Kwok Wai CHAN

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This research attempts to examine the relationship between epistemological beliefs and study approaches of teacher education students. Pearson correlation coefficients analysis indicated there were significant relations among four dimensions of epistemological beliefs and three study approaches, including the associated motive and strategy components. Implications were drawn for class teaching and learning as well as future research in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2002


Chan, K.-W. (2002, December). Students' epistemological beliefs and approaches to learning. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE 2002) Conference, Brisbane, Australia.


  • Teacher Education
  • Development of Disciplinary Knowledge (e.g. Sociology, Psychology)


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