Investigation of A Pattern Between Students’ Engagement in Argumentation and Their Science Content Knowledge: A Case Study
Handan Eşkin 1, Feral Ogan-Bekiroğlu 2 *
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1 Çemberlitaş Anatolian High School, Istanbul, TURKIYE2 Marmara University, Istanbul, TURKIYE* Corresponding Author


The aim of this study was, first, to investigate any pattern between students’ quantitative contribution to argumentation and their science understanding, and second, to analyze any relationship between students’ qualitative contribution to argumentation and their scientific knowledge. Participants of the study were four tenth-grade students. The participants were videotaped during the argumentations embedded in the physics class. Two interviews were conducted with each participant in order to examine their scientific understanding deeply. Argumentations were analyzed as quantitative and qualitative by using Toulmin’s Argument Pattern. Results from the study illustrate no significant relationship between students’ engagement in argumentation and their science content knowledge.


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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2009, Volume 5, Issue 1, 63-70

Publication date: 22 Jan 2009

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