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Chinn, Clark A.; Barzilai, Sarit; Duncan, Ravit Golan – Educational Psychologist, 2020
Events worldwide have heightened concerns that education is failing to prepare students for a "post-truth" world. A core "post-truth" challenge is the prevalence of deep epistemic disagreements: people fundamentally disagree about appropriate ways of knowing. We provide a new analysis of deep epistemic disagreements and propose…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Current Events, Value Judgment, Evaluative Thinking
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Barzilai, Sarit; Chinn, Clark A. – Educational Psychologist, 2020
Educators have been increasingly concerned with what can be done about "post-truth" problems--that is, threats to people's abilities to know what is true--such as the spread of misinformation and denial of well-established scientific claims. The articles and commentaries in this special issue present diverse perspectives on how…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science and Society, Role of Education, Knowledge Level
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Barzilai, Sarit; Zohar, Anat – Educational Psychologist, 2014
One of the central unresolved conceptual issues that concerns researchers of personal epistemology is the characterization of the intersection between personal epistemology and cognitional. The contested and diverse nature of both constructs makes untangling their connections a complex yet vital task. The purpose of this article is to advance the…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Schemata (Cognition)