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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2014, Vol. 10(1) 59-72

Impact of Model-Based Teaching on Argumentation Skills

Feral Ogan-Bekiroglu, & Deniz Eren Belek

pp. 59 - 72   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2014.059

Published online: February 15, 2014  |   Number of Views: 124  |  Number of Download: 284


The purpose of this study was to examine effects of model-based teaching on students’ argumentation skills. Experimental design guided to the research. The participants of the study were pre-service physics teachers. The argumentative intervention lasted seven weeks. Data for this research were collected via video recordings and written arguments. Results show that construction of concrete models and using them in their discussions and explanations provide learners with more quality (accurate, consistent, appropriate, and relevant) arguments. In addition, models’ quality affects the number of claims, evidences and reasoning that are produced during argumentation. The closer learners’ models are to the real situations, the more argument components they generate.

Keywords: Model-based teaching, argumentation, pre-service teachers

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APA 6th edition
Ogan-Bekiroglu, F. & Belek, D.E. (2014). Impact of Model-Based Teaching on Argumentation Skills . International Journal of Progressive Education, 10(1), 59-72.

Ogan-Bekiroglu, F. and Belek, D. (2014). Impact of Model-Based Teaching on Argumentation Skills . International Journal of Progressive Education, 10(1), pp. 59-72.

Chicago 16th edition
Ogan-Bekiroglu, Feral and Deniz Eren Belek (2014). "Impact of Model-Based Teaching on Argumentation Skills ". International Journal of Progressive Education 10 (1):59-72.

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