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ERIC Number: EJ979445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Epistemological Beliefs and Ill-Structured Problem-Solving in Solo and Paired Contexts
Angeli, Charoula; Valanides, Nicos
Educational Technology & Society, v15 n1 p2-14 2012
A mixed-method exploratory approach was employed to examine the relationship between epistemological beliefs and quality of thinking when participants first thought about an ill-structured problem alone, and then with another person in a dyad. The results showed that there was not a systematic connection between epistemological beliefs and ill-structured problem solving in either solo or paired contexts. It is speculated that the emotional and cultural nature of the problem affected participants' problem-solving approach. It is recommended that future empirical studies examine the relationship between epistemological beliefs and thinking in a contextualized way by assuming an integrative approach so that emotions, epistemological beliefs, and cognition are considered systemically. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus