chapter  8
Epistemic Cognition in Science
ByANDREW ELBY, CHRIS MACRANDER, DAVID HAMMER
Pages 15

This chapter introduces research on epistemic cognition-people’s thinking about knowledge and knowing-in science. Science education researchers and practitioners have attended to this topic largely for two reasons: sophisticated understanding of the epistemic nature of science is an educational goal in itself, and sophisticated epistemic cognition connects to productive approaches to learning the concepts and practices of science.