Unpacking the use of talk and writing in argument-based inquiry: Instruction and cognition

Ying Chih Chen, Soonhye Park, Brian Hand

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to unpack the use of talk and writing to support students' construction of scientific knowledge in argument-based inquiry. Grounded in interactive constructivism, this sixteen-week study utilized qualitative design and was conducted in one argument-based inquiry classroom with participation of 22 fifth-grade students. The results indicated (a) as students had more opportunities to practice, they developed ore sophisticated understanding for oral argumentation, (b) students' ability to craft a written argument improved over time, (c) when both talk and writing were used, student knowledge construction occurred more than when only one learning tool was used, (d) students' higher cognitive processes were facilitated more than when talk or writing were used alone, and (e) the more talk and writing were used together, the more student-centered the classroom was.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationThe Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Proceedings
Pages159-166
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Jul 2 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

Name10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Proceedings
Volume1

Other

Other10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period7/2/127/6/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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    Chen, Y. C., Park, S., & Hand, B. (2012). Unpacking the use of talk and writing in argument-based inquiry: Instruction and cognition. In 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Proceedings (pp. 159-166). (10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Proceedings; Vol. 1).