Online collaborative learning for improving argumentation of student with different levels of science prior knowledge

Yu Ren Lin, Hsiao-Ching She, Wen Tsung Yang, Kai Yi Huang

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Abstract

The present study explored the effects of students' prior knowledge of science and online collaborative approaches on their science argumentation learning. Two science teachers and 102 students from four 8th grade science classes were invited to in our study. Students in each class were divided into three groups according to their prior knowledge level on science, they then took either our collaborative - or individual-based online learning program. The results show that high prior-knowledge students significantly outperformed low prior-knowledge students in argumentation. Moreover, students in the collaborative argumentation group performed better than their peers in individual group. This implies that if science teachers create a more collaborative learning environments, it would promote students' communication among peers and facilitate their argumentation learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, ICALT 2015
EditorsNian-Shing Chen, Tzu-Chien Liu, Kinshuk, Ronghuai Huang, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Demetrios G. Sampson, Chin-Chung Tsai
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages214-215
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781467373333
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Sep 2015
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2015 - Hualien, Taiwan
Duration: 6 Jul 20159 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies: Advanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, ICALT 2015

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2015
CountryTaiwan
CityHualien
Period6/07/159/07/15

Keywords

  • Collaboritive learning
  • Online argumentation
  • Prior-knowledge

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