Equipping high school students with the abilities of evaluating evidence and formulating evidence for an on-line decision-making task

Shu Sheng Lin, Ying Shao Hsu

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Abstract

Preparing students with appropriate abilities for taking some of on-line tasks is necessary. It will help students to build self-confidence and increase the probability to reach the success of learning. The purpose of this study aimed at equipping high school students with the skills of evaluating evidence and formulating evidence for taking an on-line task, in which students had to make a decision on choosing a location to build a reservoir. The developed instructional activity was a 4-hour unit, which provided a socioscientific context for students to understand the concept about evidence and discuss the reliability and validity of evidence to support if the global warming has been accelerating. The participant consisted of one earth science teacher and forty students. Two questionnaires and individual interviews were used to collect data. The results showed that the students had significant improvement in evaluating evidence, formulating evidence and justifying their arguments. Their understandings of criteria used for evaluating evidence became more clearly after the teaching. Most students reported that the instruction was beneficial for them to complete the decision-making task.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
EditorsThepchai Supnithi, Siu Cheung Kong, Ying-Tien Wu, Tomoko Kojiri, Chen-Chung Liu, Hiroaki Ogata, Akihiro Kashihara
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages145-148
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801427
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 2014 Nov 302014 Dec 4

Publication series

NameWorkshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period14/11/3014/12/4

Keywords

  • Evidence evaluation
  • Evidence formulation
  • Making decision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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    Lin, S. S., & Hsu, Y. S. (2014). Equipping high school students with the abilities of evaluating evidence and formulating evidence for an on-line decision-making task. In T. Supnithi, S. C. Kong, Y-T. Wu, T. Kojiri, C-C. Liu, H. Ogata, & A. Kashihara (Eds.), Workshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 (pp. 145-148). (Workshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.