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ERIC Number: EJ785052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 32
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1040-726X
Analytic Frameworks for Assessing Dialogic Argumentation in Online Learning Environments
Clark, Douglas B; Sampson, Victor; Weinberger, Armin; Erkens, Gijsbert
Educational Psychology Review, v19 n3 p343-374 Sep 2007
Over the last decade, researchers have developed sophisticated online learning environments to support students engaging in dialogic argumentation. This review examines five categories of analytic frameworks for measuring participant interactions within these environments focusing on (1) formal argumentation structure, (2) conceptual quality, (3) nature and function of contributions within the dialogue, (4) epistemic nature of reasoning, and (5) argumentation sequences and interaction patterns. Ultimately, the review underscores the diversity of theoretical perspectives represented within this research, the nature of dialogic interaction within these environments, the importance of clearly specifying theoretical and environmental commitments throughout the process of developing or adopting an analytic framework, and the role of analytic frameworks in the future development of online learning environments for argumentation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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