Research Question 1: How children’s personal epistemology is taken into account in elementary classrooms as far as teaching and learning is concerned? Is there any influence of it in academic success?

Research activity 1: Literature review: exploitation of documentary sources of the main databases

  • Databases: PsychINFO, ERIC, ISI Web of knowledge. Interdisciplinary review (psychology, pedagogy, sociology)
  • Keywords: personal epistemologies, personal epistemology, epistemological beliefs, epistemic beliefs, teaching, learning, children, elementary schools, achievement.

Analysis of theoretical and empirical contributions on:

a) The epistemological beliefs of primary school children

b) The impact of dialogue and interaction on the transformation of the epistemological beliefs of children and their families

c) The connection between epistemological beliefs and an improvement in the performance of elementary school children.