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ERIC Number: EJ1018694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2042-7530
Science in Writing: Learning Scientific Argument in Principle and Practice
Cope, Bill; Kalantzis, Mary; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad; Bagley, Elizabeth
E-Learning and Digital Media, v10 n4 p420-441 2013
This article explores the processes of writing in science and in particular the "complex performance" of writing a scientific argument. The article explores in general terms the nature of scientific argumentation in which the author-scientist makes claims, provides evidence to support these claims, and develops chains of scientific reasoning to coordinate claims and evidence. The article then describes a case in which two classes of Grade 8 students in a New York City school wrote scientific arguments in a web-writing and peer review environment that provides each writer with "as-you-go" formative assessment on the constitutive elements of their arguments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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