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ERIC Number: EJ1118419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1450-104X
An Examination of Prospective Elementary Science Teachers' Perspective towards Socio-Scientific Argumentation
Kutluca, Ali Yigit; Aydin, A.
Science Education International, v27 n3 p320-343 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the altering perceptions and opinions of prospective elementary science teachers regarding argumentation while they were engaged in argumentative discourse. The participating teachers were engaged in socio-scientific argumentation for 9 weeks involving a 6-step process on a course "Special Topics in Physics". Two sets of interview questions were addressed to participants at the beginning and end of the process. The data obtained through sets of questions were analyzed by means of inductive content analysis. Argumentation skills included in the sets of questions were analyzed by means of Toulmin's Argument Model. The results achieved showed that the socio-scientific argumentation processes created qualified learning environments in terms of science education. Positive changes occurred in the opinions of the participating teachers with respect to science education. It was also revealed that the participants improved their argumentation skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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