ERIC Number: EJ694890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Reference Count: 45
Argumentation Skills as Prerequisites for Collaborative Learning among Finnish, French, and English Secondary School Students
Marttunen, Miika; Laurinen, Leena; Litosseliti, Lia; Lund, Kristine
Educational Research and Evaluation, v11 n4 p365-384 Aug 2005
Argumentation skills of secondary school students were evaluated in Finland (n = 290), France (n = 54), and England (n = 41). The data were collected from 4 tasks comprising 7 variables. The results indicated that most of the students had correctly justified arguments and conclusions, and composed clear claims and relevant arguments. However, many students had difficulties in recognising the main claim and arguments for it in an expository text, and in commenting analytically on an argumentative text. Thus the students possessed the prerequisites for argumentative reasoning and writing but need further practice in analytical and critical reading.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Reading, Secondary School Students, Prerequisites, Persuasive Discourse
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland; France; United Kingdom (England)