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Collegiate faculty expectations regarding students’ epistemic and ontological cognition and the likelihood of academic success

Greene, J. A.
Contemporary Educational Psychology, 34, 230-239 (2009)

DOI:10.1016/j.cedpsych.2009.05.003 Information about DOI

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“Personal epistemology researchers assert that collegiate faculty expect their students to have sophisticated beliefs about the nature of knowledge and knowing, and are likely to give low grades to students whose work reflects naïve beliefs. To test whether these assertions were accurate, 282 college faculty completed an online survey where they read descriptions of hypothetical students who displayed differing kinds of epistemic and ontological cognition. Results showed that, on average, faculty do believe that students with sophisticated beliefs about knowledge and knowing are more likely to receive higher grades than those with naïve beliefs.”

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