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ERIC Number: EJ1037332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Stacking up against Alternative Conceptions: Using Uno Cards to Introduce Discourse and Argumentation
Dunac, Patricia S.; Demi, Kadir
Physics Education, v48 n6 p736-745 Nov 2013
We engaged secondary science students in a teacher and student constructed Uno card game (UCG) to change their conceptual understanding of the various energy transformations. The paper outlines how we incorporated Toulmin's argumentation pattern (Toulmin 1958 "The Uses of Argument"(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)) in the UCG, using discourse (Erduran et al 2004 "Sci. Educ." 88 915-33) and through a 5E learning cycle (Bybee 1997 "Achieving Scientific Literacy: From Purposes to Practices" (Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Educational Books)). The activity helped students develop a deeper understanding of the energy transformation among and between different sources. Students experienced a conceptual gain in their ways of thinking, in contrast to traditional teaching and learning practices. The collaboration and interaction between teacher-student(s) and between students fostered an environment where they became co-constructors of knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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