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ERIC Number: EJ785260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0157-244X
When Scientific Knowledge, Daily Life Experience, Epistemological and Social Considerations Intersect: Students' Argumentation in Group Discussions on a Socio-Scientific Issue
Albe, Virginie
Research in Science Education, v38 n1 p67-90 Jan 2008
Socio-scientific issues in class have been proposed in an effort to democratise science in society. A micro-ethnographic approach has been used to explore how students elaborate arguments on a socio-scientific controversy in the context of small group discussions. Several processes of group argumentation have been identified. Students' arguments were elaborated from scientific data, common ideas and epistemological and strategic considerations. Students' social interactions influenced the patterns of argumentation elaborated within the group discussions. Implications of this study for the teaching of socio-scientific issues in class are discussed.
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Language: English
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