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Human knowledge is complex and is often acquired through cooperative exchanges with others. The construction of the Large Hadron Collider in CERN for example required the effort of more than 10.000 scientists and technicians from different states all around the world. A scientific paper was subsequently published in the name of 5.154 authors. This indicates on the one hand, that each individual has a potential contribution to make, while on the other hand being confronted with the very limitations of their own perspective. How does the virtue of intellectual humility develop, which can be defined as neither over- nor underrating the contributions of oneself and the other?

The aim of this interdisciplinary project is to investigate this question by observing how children learn to collaboratively exchange knowledge with peers and to profit from different perspectives.