Epistemological and learning beliefs of trainee teachers studying education

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2012-05
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Schommer-Aikins, Marlene
Beuchat-Reichardt, Marianne
Hernandez-Pina, Fuensanta
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Hernández Pina, Fuensanta, Marianne Beuchat-Reichardt, and Fuensanta Hernández-Pina. 2012. "Creencias epistemológicas y de aprendizaje en la formación inicial de profesores Epistemological and learning beliefs of trainee teachers studying Education". Anales De Psicología. 28 (2): 465.

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Educational reforms have brought about transformations about the ways in which teaching and learning are carried out. Learning is contextualized and learning means how we learn. This is directly related to Education student training. This research study focuses on the epistemological beliefs held by Education students. Our sample was made up of 117 Education students from a university in Chile, who voluntarily participated in our study. They were administered Schommer-Aikins Epistemological Questionnaire (1995) and also interviewed. We concluded that participants indistinctly showed a sophisticated and unsophisticated behaviour in each of the dimensions, which confirms the multidimensional approach that the author of the questionnaire claims regarding epistemological beliefs

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