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Introducing High School Biology Students to Argumentation About Socioscientific Issues

Dawson, Vaille; Venville, Grady


The purpose of this research was to determine whether teaching argumentation to high school biology students improved their argumentation skills, informal reasoning, and genetics understanding. Using a quasi-experiment with mixed methods of data collection, five teachers participated in professional learning on argumentation and socioscientific issues and then explicitly taught argumentation skills in a genetics context. Using a written survey, the experimental group of students (n = 133)...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education
DOI: 10.1080/14926156.2013.845322
Access Rights: Open Access


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