Significance of epistemological beliefs for teaching and learning psychology: A review
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Beliefs about the nature of knowledge, termed 'epistemological beliefs', are relevant to understanding educational strategies of both learners and teachers. Epistemological beliefs arguably have particular relevance in the discipline and profession of psychology, due to an emphasis on integration of knowledge from multiple theoretical perspectives. This article provides an overview of peer-reviewed literature in this area and suggests implications and directions for teaching and learning of psychology, with particular reference to the higher education context.
Psychology Learning & Teaching
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