ERIC Number: ED453050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Promoting Argumentation in Middle School Science Classrooms: A Project SEPIA Evaluation.
Duschl, Richard A.; Ellenbogen, Kirsten; Erduran, Sibel
Effective argumentation is the distinguishing feature of a classroom that employs discovery teaching and student inquiry methodologies. In the long term, the objective of the program is to understand how to design learning environments and curriculum, instruction, and assessment models that promote student self-reflection. The study evaluates the effectiveness of the Science Education through Portfolio Instruction and Assessment (SEPIA) curriculum-instruction-assessment learning environment design features in developing learners' abilities to reason about and evaluate scientific claims. (Contains 38 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Design, Discovery Learning, Educational Environment, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Learning Processes, Middle Schools, Persuasive Discourse, Science Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Boston, MA, March 28-31, 1999).