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

ACAR Ö. , Patton B. R.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.4756-4760 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.331
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.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