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ERIC Number: ED526817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Utilizing a Graphic Organizer for Promoting Pupils' Argumentation
Hsieh, Fu-Pei; Lee, Sung-Tao
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 4 p467-474 2011
The purpose of this study was utilizing a GO (graphic organizer) for promoting pupils' argumentation. The method of case study was employed. A total of eight fifth grade pupils from two classes were assigned (n = 4, two high achievers, two low achievers) with GOI (graphic organizer instruction), and the others (n = 4, 2 high achievers, 2 low achievers) received no treatment. The instrument was composed of six open-ended questions based on Toulmin's Argument Pattern (Toulmin, 1958). Qualitative data were collected and analyzed through qualitative description. The results indicated that students with GOI performed better on recognizing data, claim, warrant and backing than the others. They can make main claims and justify them by data provided in the text and their claims were consistent with data, warrant and backing. Additionally, they all thought that GOI was an effective method for promoting argumentation. On the other hand, students without GOI made less important claims and supported them only by their own experience and opinions. Finally, the interviews showed that the low achievers benefited more from GOI than the high achievers and the GOI can facilitate both the comprehension and argumentation ability. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan