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Mason, Lucia; Boscolo, Pietro; Tornatora, Maria; Ronconi, Lucia – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2013
This study examines the contribution of learner cognitive and motivational characteristics to achievement in science at three grade levels. Specifically, the relations between domain-specific epistemic beliefs about the development and justification of scientific knowledge, achievement goals, knowledge, self-concept, self-efficacy, and achievement…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Questionnaires
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Boldrin, Angela; Mason, Lucia – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
"I believe that he/she is telling the truth", "I know about the solar system": what epistemic criteria do students use to distinguish between knowledge and beliefs? If knowing and believing are conceptually distinguishable, do students of different grade levels use the same criteria to differentiate the two constructs? How do students understand…
Descriptors: Criteria, Grade 8, Beliefs, Epistemology