Argumentation and formal reasoning skillsin an argumentation-based guided inquiry course

ACAR Ö. , Patton B. R.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, İspanya, 2 - 05 Şubat 2012, cilt.46, ss.4756-4760 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 46
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.331
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Barcelona
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İspanya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.4756-4760


The development of argumentation skills and scientific reasoning abilities is examined in an introductory inquiry-based physics class. The role of competing theories teaching strategy in fostering the acquisition of argumentation and formal reasoning skills is investigated. A repeated measures MANOVA analysis shows that argumentation skills improve during instruction which includes student exercises with competing theories strategies. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu