Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reasoning in children; Science--Study and teaching (Secondary);
This project is partly driven by Science Writing Heuristic as writing to learn is part of a larger objective to help students develop literacy. While research on the SWH examines its own effectiveness through the lens of literacy, it only looked at its impact on science content knowledge. This project will examine five assessment tasks structured around the practice of argumentation. Data collected will measure use and inclusion of phenomena, three dimensional learning, and alignment to Performance Expectations. The content of the performance expectations center around two standards focused on electromagnetic radiation’s effect on matter and technological devices used to communicate information and energy transmission.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Science Education Program
Dawn Del Carlo, Advisor
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©2021 Whitney McWilliams
McWilliams, Whitney, "Enhancing scientific literacy through attention to argumentation as a disciplinary literacy practice" (2021). Graduate Research Papers. 1874.