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Personal Epistemological Beliefs, Critical Thinking Abilities, and Information-Seeking Behavior of College Students
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, Kun Shan University of Technology, Taiwan ; , National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper proposes a methodology for the analysis of undergraduates' construction and development of personal knowledge. Based on Baxter Magolda's (1992) epistemological reflection model, Facione's (1990) critical thinking skills models, and Kuhlthau' (1993) information search process model, the framework for data analysis was employed to analyze one short-essay, open-ended questionnaire. The results showed that most of participants (46 undergraduates) demonstrating a greater interest in seeking information through Internet. In addition, their epistemological beliefs and their critical thinking abilities had a great effect upon their information-seeking behavior.

Citation

Chen, H.y. & Chang, C.Y. (2005). Personal Epistemological Beliefs, Critical Thinking Abilities, and Information-Seeking Behavior of College Students. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1836-1840). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 20, 2019 from .