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ERIC Number: ED562270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Promoting Scientific Literacy through the Online Argumentation System
Tsai, Chun-Yen
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Prague, Czech Republic, Jul 23-26, 2013)
This study investigated how the scientific competencies advocated by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) could be improved by using online argumentation. An online argumentation system served as an aid for argumentation instruction and activities among students during the experiment. Seventy-one 10th grade high school students took part in this study. A quasi-experimental design was adopted and qualitative and quantitative analyses were used. The results showed that using the online argumentation system to conduct argumentation instruction and activities could improve the students' PISA scientific competencies. The experimental group students outperformed their counterparts in terms of mean scientific competencies. Finally, this study proposed suggestions related to argumentation research and science instruction. [For the full proceedings, see ED562127.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment