Critical perspective taking : promoting and assessing online written argumentation for dialogic focus

Název: Critical perspective taking : promoting and assessing online written argumentation for dialogic focus
Zdrojový dokument: Studia paedagogica. 2019, roč. 24, č. 4, s. [119]-141
  • ISSN
    1803-7437 (print)
    2336-4521 (online)
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In this article, we consider the impact of classroom instruction and an online argumentation tool (AT) on students' written argumentation and 21st century skill development. Drawing on a wider study of 1:1 digital schools in Auckland, New Zealand, we examine the three-way relationship between argumentation teaching, student use of an online discussion board, and evidence of perspective taking. Longitudinal data from six elementary schools are analyzed, including 17 observations (in which the teaching focus was a nominated 21st century skill) and 253 student-written posts. Developmental profiles of student argumentation were determined using Kuhn and Crowell's (2011) taxonomy of argumentation function demonstrating potential for (1) instructional focus and (2) practice or "dosage" effects. Integrated student argumentation profiles acknowledging the benefits of other perspectives were found to co-occur with a higher focus on argumentation instruction, but without increases in students' critical reasoning. In addition to focus effects, repeated use of the AT suggests that stronger dosages positively influence student perspective integration. The implications for perspective taking and critical thinking through argumentation are discussed in relation to citizenship and resilience in 21st century digital contexts.
This research was supported through national science funding from the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (UOAX1412).
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