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Examining The Integration Of Talk And Writing For Student Knowledge Construction Through Argumentation, Ying-Chih Chen Jul 2011

Examining The Integration Of Talk And Writing For Student Knowledge Construction Through Argumentation, Ying-Chih Chen

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The purpose of this study was to examine students' understanding of argumentation when talk and writing were provided as learning tools, as well as to explore how talk and writing can best support students' construction of scientific knowledge. Most current studies have examined discourse patterns over a short interval of only a few class periods or compared only the students' initial and final products to assess the quality of their argument structure. Few studies have examined how students develop their understanding of argumentation over time and how their understanding might result in overcoming those challenges. Moreover, talk and writing have ...