Development of novices’ professional knowledge networks within the contexts of classroom teaching and information searches on the internet. Research data from a longitudinal study 2013-2015

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  • Mayer, Anne-Kathrin (Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID))
  • Rosman, Tom (Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID))
  • Birke, Peter (Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID))
  • Gorges, Johannes (Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID))
  • Krampen, Günter (Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID))
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    • Cognitive Processes
    • Professional Education & Training
    • Classroom Dynamics & Student Adjustment & Attitudes
  • Abstract

    The study aims at describing and analyzing the development of professional knowledge networks in psychology and computer science students (first to fourth semester). The study primarily focuses processes of restructuring knowledge (conceptual change) following the transition from secondary education (school) to tertiary education (university). Three domains of knowledge are investigated: (1) domain-specific knowledge, (2) information literacy, and (3) epistemic beliefs. The study employs a quantitative four-wave longitudinal design. To gain empirical data on knowledge development, both psychology (N = 137 at the first wave) and computer science students (N = 89 at the first wave) were investigated by means of standardized tests. The first wave took part right at the beginning of students’ first semester, followed by three consecutive waves at the beginning of the second, third, and fourth semesters. Additionally, data on several covariates likely to influence knowledge development (e. g., cognitive ability, academic self-concept, learning and achievement motivation) were collected.
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Update Metadata: 2018-02-19 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2016-11-08