Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2017 Archive

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Beyond disciplines

EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMICS’ EPISTEMIC STANCES AND CULTURE

31 May 2017

A Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation seminar.

This seminar will present the work of a study in which the relationships between epistemic stance and culture were examined. "Epistemic stance" is a term used to describe the personal theory held by researchers in relation to knowledge and knowing. The framing of the study and methodology were informed by critical realist ideas. This added to the richness of this quantitative exploration of potentially formative cultural communities and experiences for academics. Study participants comprised more than 500 PhD students and academic staff from four universities across eight disciplines. The cultural variables explored in relation to epistemic stance were: gender, age, discipline, institution, status, ethnicity, religion and parent socioeconomic status. The findings of the study indicated that although participants could be grouped into categories according to their views about knowledge and knowing, their academic discipline was unrelated to these views. The presenter will discuss the possible implications for how academics approach multidisciplinary work, which is at the core of the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation.

Event details

  • When: 11.30am–1pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: Not necessary

  • Contact: Ling Wu
    T: +61 8627 5770
    E: ling.wu@sydney.edu.au

  • More info: Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to eat during the event.

  • Speaker: Kathryn Bartimote-Aufflick is an honorary associate of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, is co-chair of the Learning Analytics SIG within the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation. Her research is primarily in the field of educational psychology in topics such as epistemic beliefs, motivation, and self-regulation and metacognition. She is also interested in methodological development in educational research, particularly the application of critical realism in quantitative research. Dr Bartimote-Aufflick has an emerging engagement in the new field of learning analytics. In particular, she is exploring possible points of overlap between educational psychology and research methodology.

Beyond disciplines: exploring the relationship between academics’ epistemic stances and culture

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

31 May 2017


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