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ERIC Number: EJ912527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 122
ISSN: ISSN-0046-1520
The Role of Epistemic Beliefs in the Comprehension of Multiple Expository Texts: Toward an Integrated Model
Braten, Ivar; Britt, M. Anne; Stromso, Helge I.; Rouet, Jean-Francois
Educational Psychologist, v46 n1 p48-70 2011
In present-day knowledge societies, competent reading involves the integration of information from multiple sources into a coherent, meaningful representation of a topic, issue, or situation. This article reviews research and theory concerning the comprehension of multiple textual resources, focusing especially on linkages recently established between dimensions of epistemic beliefs and multiple-text comprehension. Moreover, a proposed model incorporates epistemic beliefs into a theoretical framework for explaining multiple-text comprehension, specifying how and why different epistemic belief dimensions may be linked to the comprehension and integration of multiple texts. Also discussed is the need for further research concerning mediational mechanisms, causality, and generalizability. (Contains 4 tables, 1 footnote, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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