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Kiili, Carita; Leu, Donald J.; Marttunen, Miika; Hautala, Jarkko; Leppänen, Paavo H. T. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
This study assessed the ability of 426 students (ages 12-13) to critically evaluate two types of online locations on health issues: an academic resource and a commercial resource. The results indicated limited evaluation abilities, especially for the commercial resource, and only a small, partial association with prior stance and offline reading…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Early Adolescents, Critical Reading, Health
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Salminen, Timo; Marttunen, Miika; Laurinen, Leena – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
Joint construction of new knowledge demands that persons can express their statements in a convincing way and explore other people's arguments constructively. For this reason, more knowledge on different means to support collaborative argumentation is needed. This study clarifies whether structured interaction supports students' critical and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Persuasive Discourse, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Kiili, Carita; Laurinen, Leena; Marttunen, Miika; Leu, Donald J. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2012
This study examines how students in Finland (16-18 years of age) constructed meaning and knowledge in a collaborative online reading situation. Student pairs (n = 19) were asked to write a joint essay on a controversial issue. First, the pairs discussed the topic freely to activate their prior knowledge. Next, they gathered source material on the…
Descriptors: Profiles, Prior Learning, Interaction, Foreign Countries