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ERIC Number: EJ798556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1090-185X
Elementary Students' Reasoning: Crests and Troughs of Learning
Roychoudhury, Anita
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v19 n2 p25-43 Fall 2007
This study describes the improvement in 20 sixth grades students' reasoning abilities in the context of structured or semi-structured inquiries conducted during an after-school science club. The findings shed light on the improvement in student reasoning and on the specific areas of student difficulties. Overall reasoning skills showed more or less continuous improvement; whereas, the warrants changed in a non-linear pattern--like waves--with crests of improvement and troughs of setbacks. The study also suggests that writing played an important role in the process of student learning. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A