Arguing to Understand: Using the Claim-Evidence-Reasoning Approach in Science Education
Presented by Molly Atkinson, PhD & Norbert Pienta, PhD
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 ◉ 1:30 am to 4:30 pm
Argumentation—the process by which explanations and solutions are reached—is key to scientific thinking and learning. The practice of argumentation can be used in the classroom to help students articulate their scientific reasoning and explore ideas and perspectives of other students. Engaging in argumentation also helps students better understand that science is more than a mere list of facts to memorize and is constantly evolving as new evidence is collected. A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the resulting Next Generation Science Standards list “Engaging in Argument from Evidence” as one of the eight science and engineering practices that all students should be taking part in consistently. This workshop is designed to help educators think about how to create argumentation activities that facilitate students in using evidence and reasoning to defend and critique claims and explanations about natural phenomena, as well as how argumentation opportunities can be implemented in effective ways in the classroom.
Target Audience: High School, All Sciences