International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2022, Vol. 18(2) 325-340

Argumentation-Based Inquiry Practices from the Perspective of Teachers Receiving and Implementing Argumentation Training

Esra Kabataş Memiş, Büşra Nur Çakan Akkaş, Elif Sönmez & Muhittin Öz

pp. 325 - 340   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2022.431.21   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2005-28-0006.R3

Published online: April 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 30  |  Number of Download: 116


Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the Argumentation-based Inquiry (ABI) process from the perspective of teachers implementing the approach and determine the impacts of the process on both teachers and students. The researchers conducted the study via qualitative research methods. To this end, three science teachers teaching in three different secondary schools in the province of Kastamonu took part in the study. First, the researchers provided an eight-week ABI training to the teachers. Following this training, they asked the teachers to implement the ABI practices on a science unit in the classroom. When the teachers completed these practices, the researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with the teachers. The interview questions were specified with the aim of determining the views of the teachers on the ABI process, as well as its impact on teachers and students. The interviews were recorded and then analyzed. A descriptive analysis was carried out on the data. According to the findings, the teachers stressed the importance of planning the teaching process and being prepared for the subject for the effectiveness of the ABI process. Furthermore, the teachers stated that the questions asked by both teachers and students played a key role in the ABI process. Last but not least, the teachers reported that their knowledge of the field had increased and their skills of asking questions had developed owing to the process, while the knowledge obtained by the students had become permanent and the inquiry and communication skills of the students had developed in the process.

Keywords: Science Education, Argumentation, The Argumentation-Based Inquiry (ABI) Approach, Teacher Training


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Memis, E.K., Akkas, B.N.C., Sonmez, E. & Oz, M. (2022). Argumentation-Based Inquiry Practices from the Perspective of Teachers Receiving and Implementing Argumentation Training . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(2), 325-340. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2022.431.21

Harvard
Memis, E., Akkas, B., Sonmez, E. and Oz, M. (2022). Argumentation-Based Inquiry Practices from the Perspective of Teachers Receiving and Implementing Argumentation Training . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(2), pp. 325-340.

Chicago 16th edition
Memis, Esra Kabatas, Busra Nur Cakan Akkas, Elif Sonmez and Muhittin Oz (2022). "Argumentation-Based Inquiry Practices from the Perspective of Teachers Receiving and Implementing Argumentation Training ". International Journal of Progressive Education 18 (2):325-340. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2022.431.21.

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