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ERIC Number: EJ781902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
The Social Transmission of Knowledge at the University: Teaching Style and Epistemic Dependence
Mugny, Gabriel; Chatard, Armand; Quiamzade, Alain
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v21 n4 p413-427 2006
It is argued that an epistemic authority would induce greater influence in transmitting knowledge to students when there is a correspondence between the (authoritarian vs. democratic) style of the authority and students' perceptions of their relation to the authority (high vs. low epistemic dependence). In two studies it was predicted, and found, that students who perceived themselves in a state of low epistemic dependence towards their teachers were more influenced by a democratic than by an authoritarian teaching style. This difference in appropriation was not found for students who perceived themselves in a state of epistemic dependence towards the epistemic authority. (Contains 2 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France