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“Sources of knowledge”for students entering agateway science courseAhmed Ibrahim, McGill University, Montreal, CanadaCalvi...
Background
Epistemic beliefsJustificationof KSophisticationof KCertaintyof KSourcesof KAttainabilityof TruthEpistemicBeliefs
Sources of knowledgeDeductiveIntrospectivePerceptualMemorial InductiveSourcesTestimony
Objective‣ Identify students’sources ofknowledge‣ Understand thenature of students’sources ofknowledge
MethodSample Procedure Measures‣ 8 students‣ 1st year‣ Interview‣ Theory-basedcoding‣ Sources ofknowledge‣ Sources ofphysi...
Results
Results
‣ Recommendation # 1‣ Assess students’epistemologies
‣ Recommendation # 2‣ Assess students’ waysof knowing (sources ofknowledge)
‣ Recommendation # 3‣ Use methods thatpromote conceptualunderstanding &sophisticatedepistemological beliefs
‣ Recommendation # 4‣ Use TEE tools that havebeen shown to promotestudents’ knowledge,and meta-knowledge
‣ Recommendation # 5‣ Use assessmentmethods that evaluateepistemological beliefs
‣ Recommendation # 6‣ Use learningenvironments thatpromote deepknowledgeunderstanding
‣ Recommendation # 7‣ Use authentic scienceactivities to promoteacquiring knowledge
‣ Recommendation # 8‣ Online courses, andMOOCs should gobeyond teachingcontent knowledge
‣ Recommendation # 9‣ Use social learningtools that promotecollaborative learning,and knowledge building
‣ Recommendation # 10‣ Use evidence-basedmethods grounded intheory and research
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  1. 1. “Sources of knowledge”for students entering agateway science courseAhmed Ibrahim, McGill University, Montreal, CanadaCalvin Kalman, Concordia University, Montreal, CanadaMarina Milner-Bolotin, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CanadaJune 18th, 2013
  2. 2. Background
  3. 3. Epistemic beliefsJustificationof KSophisticationof KCertaintyof KSourcesof KAttainabilityof TruthEpistemicBeliefs
  4. 4. Sources of knowledgeDeductiveIntrospectivePerceptualMemorial InductiveSourcesTestimony
  5. 5. Objective‣ Identify students’sources ofknowledge‣ Understand thenature of students’sources ofknowledge
  6. 6. MethodSample Procedure Measures‣ 8 students‣ 1st year‣ Interview‣ Theory-basedcoding‣ Sources ofknowledge‣ Sources ofphysicsknowledge
  7. 7. Results
  8. 8. Results
  9. 9. ‣ Recommendation # 1‣ Assess students’epistemologies
  10. 10. ‣ Recommendation # 2‣ Assess students’ waysof knowing (sources ofknowledge)
  11. 11. ‣ Recommendation # 3‣ Use methods thatpromote conceptualunderstanding &sophisticatedepistemological beliefs
  12. 12. ‣ Recommendation # 4‣ Use TEE tools that havebeen shown to promotestudents’ knowledge,and meta-knowledge
  13. 13. ‣ Recommendation # 5‣ Use assessmentmethods that evaluateepistemological beliefs
  14. 14. ‣ Recommendation # 6‣ Use learningenvironments thatpromote deepknowledgeunderstanding
  15. 15. ‣ Recommendation # 7‣ Use authentic scienceactivities to promoteacquiring knowledge
  16. 16. ‣ Recommendation # 8‣ Online courses, andMOOCs should gobeyond teachingcontent knowledge
  17. 17. ‣ Recommendation # 9‣ Use social learningtools that promotecollaborative learning,and knowledge building
  18. 18. ‣ Recommendation # 10‣ Use evidence-basedmethods grounded intheory and research
  19. 19. Q&A
  20. 20. Thankyou

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