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ERIC Number: EJ907337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Setting up Conditions for Negotiation in Science
Yoon, Sae Yeol; Bennett, William; Mendez, Claudia Aguirre; Hand, Brian
Teaching Science, v56 n3 p51-55 Sep 2010
When using an argument based inquiry approach like the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) approach, argumentation between peers and with a teacher will provide great opportunities for students to experience negotiation of meaning in relation to science content. However, students do not automatically engage in dialogue and argumentation with classmates about the science content. Therefore, teachers need to model proper discourse patterns for students to follow. These patterns included active listening, respect for different points of view, and thoughtful justification for their ideas. This article describes learning conditions that promote negotiation in science in order to help teachers support students' argumentation. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia