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ERIC Number: EJ845810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1515
Promoting Argumentative Discourse: A Design-Based Implementation and Refinement of an Astronomy Multimedia Curriculum, Assessment Model, and Learning Environment
Taasoobshirazi, Gita; Hickey, Daniel T.
Astronomy Education Review, v4 n1 p53-70 2005
This study uses an existing astronomy software program to encourage inquiry-based learning and argumentation while also ensuring gains on conventional classroom assessments and high-stakes achievement tests. To supplement the software program, a curriculum and three levels of assessment--quizzes, exam, and test--were designed and administered to 11th- and 12th-grade students during a four-week implementation. Students worked in groups for the quizzes and exam to engage in argumentative discourse. Because of the difficulties in engaging students in quality argumentation, the curriculum, assessments, and overall learning environment were examined for ways to further support argumentative discourse. (Contains 3 tables, 3 figures, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 12; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia