A multiple time-scale model for personal epistemology: A proposal

Ryota Nomura*, Shunichi Maruno

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The present article proposes a multiple time-scale model that integrates existing models of personal epistemology. The model's assumptions are as follows: (a) in one's mind, knowledge and knowing are not represented as systems of decontextualized conceptions, but rather as resources embedded in particular situations of cognitive activity, (b) there are 2 distinct but interrelated domains of personal epistemology: general knowledge and knowledge for use;

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-256
Number of pages13
JournalJapanese Journal of Educational Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Multiple time-scale model
  • Personal epistemology
  • Tentative world view

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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