Challenges in exploring individual's conceptions of knowledge and knowing: Examples of research on university students

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This chapter analyses challenges in exploring the conceptions of knowledge and knowing. It firstly introduces empirical methods that have been applied to investigate individuals’ conceptions of knowledge. After that, the chapter elaborates methodological and theoretical challenges related to this issue based on current research. Finally, conclusions and methodological recommendations for further studies are presented. Although this chapter focuses especially on research of university students, our broader aim is to demonstrate the methodological and theoretical challenges from the perspective of developmental and educational psychology more generally.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopment of Adult Thinking : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cognitive Development and Adult Learning
EditorsEeva K. Kallio
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-73350-3, 978-1-138-73359-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-18746-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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