The Effects of University Students’ Argumentation on Socio-Scientific Issues via On-Line Discussion in Their Informal Reasoning Regarding This Issue

Ying -Tien Wu, Chin-Chung Tsai

研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型篇章

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This study aimed to investigate the effects of on-line argumentation on 37 university students’ informal reasoning regarding a socio-scientific. In addition, such effects on students with different reasoning abilities were also explored. The students were asked to discuss the issue, “xenotransplantation,” anonymously in the on-line discussion forum in groups for a week (7 days). This study revealed significant effects of on-line discussion task on improving the students’ informal reasoning quality. More importantly, it was found that both the students achieving a “higher” reasoning level and those achieving a “lower” reasoning level benefited from the anonymous on-line discussion, but in different ways. Both the students in the two groups proposed significantly more arguments after on-line discussion task; but only the students achieving a “lower” reasoning level performed significantly better in their rebuttal construction and usage of different reasoning modes after the on-line discussion task.
主出版物標題Perspectives on Scientific Argumentation: Theory, Practice and Research
編輯Myint Swe Khine
發行者Springer Netherlands
出版狀態已發佈 - 2012