A preliminary study of university students’ collaborative learning behavior patterns in the context of online argumentation learning activities: The role of idea-centered collaborative argumentation instruction

Ying Tien Wu, Li Jen Wang, Teng Yao Cheng

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Abstract

Learners have more and more opportunities to encounter a variety of socio-scientific issues (SSIs) and they may have difficulties in collaborative argumentation on SSIs. Knowledge building is a theory about idea-centered collaborative knowledge innovation and creation. The application of idea-centered collaboration practice as emphasized in knowledge building may be helpful for facilitating students’ collaborative argumentation. To examine the perspective above, this study attempted to integrate idea-centered collaboration into argumentation practice. The participants were 48 university students and were randomly divided into experimental and control group (n=24 for both groups). The control group only received argumentation instruction, while the experimental group received explicit idea-centered collaborative argumentation (CA) instruction. This study found that two groups of students revealed different collaborative learning behavior patterns. It is also noted that the students in the experimental group benefited more in collaborative argumentation from the proper adaption of knowledge building and explicit idea-centered collaborative argumentation instruction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking a Difference
Subtitle of host publicationPrioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsBrian K. Smith, Marcela Borge, Emma Mercier, Kyu Yon Lim
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages640-643
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355021
StatePublished - 2017
Event12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period18/06/1722/06/17

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