Epistemological and learning beliefs of trainee teachers studying Education

  • Marlene Schommer-Aikins Wichita State University
  • Marianne Beuchat-Reichardt Universidad de Los Andes
  • Fuensanta Hernández-Pina Universidad de Murcia
Keywords: Epistemological beliefs, teacher training, Higher Education, learning, teaching, professional development


This research study focuses on the epistemological beliefs held by Education students. Our sample was made up of 117 Education students from a university in Chile, who voluntarily participated in our study. They were administered Schommer-Aikins Epistemological Questionnaire (1995) and also interviewed. We concluded that participants indistinctly showed a sophisticated and unsophisticated behaviour in each of the dimensions, which confirms the multidimensional approach that the author of the questionnaire claims regarding epistemological beliefs.


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Schommer-Aikins, M., Beuchat-Reichardt, M., & Hernández-Pina, F. (1). Epistemological and learning beliefs of trainee teachers studying Education. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 28(2), 465-474. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.28.2.125341
Developmental and Educational Psychology