Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education

Argumentation in Science Education

Perspectives from Classroom-Based Research

Authors: Erduran, Sibel, Jiménez-Aleixandre, María Pilar

  • The first book on argumentation in science education
  • Brings together leading international experts in the field of argumentation in science education from around the world
  • Includes both theoretical and empirical perspectives
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This book brings together the work of leading experts in argumentation in science education. It presents research combining theoretical and empirical perspectives relevant for secondary science classrooms. Since the 1990s, argumentation studies have increased at a rapid pace, from stray papers to a wealth of research exploring ever more sophisticated issues.

This volume constitutes a unique collection and covers fundamental issues in argumentation such as cognitive, methodological and epistemological aspects; classroom-based research in teaching and learning of argumentation in science classrooms; and argumentation in context such as in socio-scientific and moral contexts. The book’s underlying premise is that argumentation is a significant aspect of scientific inquiry and plays an important role in teaching and learning of science. Argumentation also contributes to the agenda of informed citizenship where students are encouraged and supported in evidence-based reasoning in their everyday lives.

"Arumentation appeared as a major theme in science education research during the mid-1990s. Since that time, researchers working on themes such as the nature of science in science education, science education for citizenship, and language in the science classroom have all addressed argumentation in their work. This book brings together key lines of work and key scholars, presenting a state-of-the-art review of argumentation in science education."

Professor John Leach
The University of Leeds, UK

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Argumentation in Science Education … is a comprehensive and authoritative handbook on ‘school scientific argumentation’ … . The book is principally aimed at researchers in didactics of science … . The book comprises theoretical, empirical, and practical approaches that have clear implications both for analyzing and for fostering argumentation processes in the science classrooms of all educational levels, including teacher education. … provides the readers with many powerful ideas that could eventually be inspected in subsequent investigations.” (A. Adúriz-Bravo, Science & Education, September, 2010)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Argumentation in Science Education: An Overview

    Jiménez-Aleixandre, María Pilar (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • Cognitive Foundations of Learning Argumentation

    Garcia-Mila, Merce (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • Methodological Foundations in the Study of Argumentation in Science Classrooms

    Erduran, Sibel

    Pages 47-69

  • What Can Argumentation Tell Us About Epistemology?

    Sandoval, William A. (et al.)

    Pages 71-88

  • Designing Argumentation Learning Environments

    Jiménez-Aleixandre, María Pilar

    Pages 91-115

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eBook $209.00
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Hardcover $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6669-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Argumentation in Science Education
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Classroom-Based Research
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
Series Volume
35
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6670-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6670-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6669-6
Series ISSN
1878-0482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 296
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