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Thursday, August 7 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
S68: Argumentation in the K - 16 Chemistry Curriculum

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Engaging in scientific practices, such as argumentation, has been highlighted as a potential way to help students develop a deeper understanding of core content ideas as well as the nature of scientific inquiry. This symposium will focus on the role of argumentation in students’ development of expertise in chemistry content at the K - 12 and undergraduate level. Contributed papers should address research related to the way that students engage in argumentation or the ways in which argumentation-related learning objects can be used to support learning of chemistry concepts within the K - 16 chemistry curriculum. Related research on the use of argumentation as a framework for exploring the ways in which students engage with chemistry ideas may also be addressed.

Presider: Nicole M. Becker, Michigan State University

Related Papers

Introduction (9:30 am to 9:35 am)
P978: Using argumentation analysis to elucidate students' understanding of alkyl halide reactions (9:35 am to 9:55 am)
P979: Understanding evidence in chemistry: Engaging students in argumentation to support scientific conclusions (9:55 am to 10:15 am)
P980: How instructors influence the development of scientific arguments in POGIL classrooms (10:15 am to 10:35 am)
P981: Using the study of argument to learn about environmental regulation through analysis of scientific evidence within national environmental policy act records of decision (10:35 am to 10:55 am)
Break (10:55 am to 11:10 am)
P982: Developing middle school science modules with data-driven decision making (11:10 am to 11:30 am)
P983: Use of argumentation to investigate students' chemical thinking (11:30 am to 11:50 am)
P984: Using the study of argument to learn about industrial chemistry as students find claims and evidence in C&EN cover stories while Hillocks' Teaching of Argument Writing advocates the supporting of generalizations with concrete evidence (11:50 am to 12:10 pm)
P985: Argumentation as a lens to examine student discourse in peer-led guided inquiry for college general chemistry (12:10 pm to 12:30 pm)


Nicole M. Becker

Michigan State University


Jeffrey R. Raker

University of South Florida

Thursday August 7, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
MAK A1165