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ERIC Number: EJ1059162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Epistemological Development and Critical Thinking in Post-Secondary
Ouellette-Schramm, Jennifer
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v55 n1 p114-134 Apr 2015
Using Kegan's constructive-developmental theory, this study explores to what extent epistemological development is a factor in critical thinking performance and learning in reading and writing among a diverse group of six adult learners. Analysis of a developmental interview, a summative assessment and participant surveys indicated that learners constructing meaning from earlier developmental perspectives demonstrated lower critical thinking in reading and writing, and expressed successes and challenges in accordance with their developmental perspectives. Implications are discussed for supporting critical thinking growth for developmentally diverse adult learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Adult Basic Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota