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Subjective theories on learning success in adult education

Goal: Getting a better understanding of adults learners' understanding of learning success

Methods: Qualitative: problem-centered interviews sensu Witzel, Literature research on thoeries of adult education, Quantitative: Epistemological Belief Inventory (EBI), Mixed Methods

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Supporting document for thesis. Summary of Klafki's multiparadigmatic approach to educational science (1998). (in German language)
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Relevant discourses / lines of arguments:
1. Subjective theories, on learning success / learning results / learning outcomes; by adults
a) Subjective theories: what is a subjective theory?
aa) "has the functions of a scientific theory" (Groeben et al)
ab) attitudes with cognitive structrues are subjective theories (Naumann)
ac) subjective theories sensu Dweck: no empirical support (despite anglophone research)
ad) constructivist approach (Siebert)
2. Epistemological beliefs (.. are subjective theories)
2a) uni- vs. multidimensional; domain-(in)dependent; empirical proofs for multidimensional / domain-dependent
2b) most authors Schommer (1990) - based; 2 main dimensions: beliefs about knowledge / learning; instrument SEQ
2c) Hofer & Pintrich (1997); Chan (2004/2006)
2d) Schraw, Bendixen & Dunkle (2002): EBI, 28 items; based on Schommer
2e) Hammer & Elby (2002): criticizes data capture based solely on Likert-type constructs; see Elby's EBAPS (non-orthogonal)
2f) my own alternative ideas
3. Construct definition: not consistently documented; different terminology
3a) reflective (Eberl, Giere, Jarvis, Petter); latent (Law et al); principal factor (Jarvis alternative)
3b) formative (Eberl, Giere, Jarvis; most authors); composite latent variable (Jarvis alternative); aggregate / profile (Law et al)
3c) network approach
3d) Epistemic Network Analysis ENA (Shaffer)
 
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Getting a better understanding of adults learners' understanding of learning success