標題: On-line synchronous scientific argumentation learning: Nurturing students' argumentation ability and conceptual change in science context
作者: Yeh, Kuan-Hue
She, Hsiao-Ching
教育研究所
Institute of Education
關鍵字: Improving classroom teaching;Secondary education;Cooperative/collaborative learning
公開日期: 1-九月-2010
摘要: The purpose of this study is to examine the difference in effectiveness between two on-line scientific learning programs one with an argumentation component and one without an argumentation component on students' scientific argumentation ability and conceptual change. A quasi-experimental design was used in this study. Two classes of 8th grade students (the experimental group) received the on-line scientific argumentation learning program about chemical reaction, and the other two classes of 8th grade students (the control group) received the same on-line scientific learning program about chemical reaction, but without argumentation, for two weeks. All 140 students were administered the scientific conception test, conceptual change test, and argumentation test before, one week after, and eight weeks after learning. In addition, the experimental group students' on-line argumentation process was collected. Results showed that the students of the experimental group significantly outperformed the control group, regardless of scientific conceptions, conceptual change, and argumentation. Regression results indicated that hold of scientific conceptions is the best predicator for students' conceptual change, followed by argumentation ability. The quantity and quality of scientific arguments that students generated in a series of argumentation questions improved across the four topics. In addition, students also successfully changed their conceptions from pre- to post-driving questions across four topics. This clearly demonstrates that students' argumentation ability and conceptual change were both facilitated through receiving the on-line Synchronous Argumentation science learning program. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2010.02.020
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/32227
ISSN: 0360-1315
DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2010.02.020
期刊: COMPUTERS & EDUCATION
Volume: 55
Issue: 2
起始頁: 586
結束頁: 602
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