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Teaching Strategies for Developing Students’ Argumentation Skills About Socioscientific Issues in High School Genetics

Dawson, Vaille Maree; Venville, Grady


An outcome of science education is that young people have the understandings and skills to participate in public debate and make informed decisions about science issues that influence their lives. Toulmin’s argumentation skills are emerging as an effective strategy to enhance the quality of evidence based decision making in science classrooms. In this case study, an Australian science teacher participated in a one-on-one professional learning session on argumentation before explicitly teaching...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Research in Science Education
DOI: 10.1007/s11165-008-9104-y


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