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ERIC Number: EJ1046032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Argumentation in Science Education
Sampson, Victor; Enderle, Patrick; Grooms, Jonathon
Science Teacher, v80 n5 p30-33 Jul 2013
A "Framework for K-12 Science Education" (NRC 2012) and subsequent "Next Generation Science Standards" (Achieve Inc. 2013) will substantially influence the teaching and learning of science in the United States. The "Framework," for example, calls for students to learn about several practices related to scientific argumentation. These practices--arguing from evidence (practice #6) and obtaining, evaluating,and communicating information (practice #8)--are embedded throughout the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"). This article will help teachers understand the nature of scientific argumentation so they can help students reach the new benchmarks. It will also explain challenges students face when they participate in scientific argumentation and will list resources teachers can use to help students learn from and about scientific argumentation in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A100909