Using Digital Map Tools to Assist Learning of Argumentative Essay Writing

Cheng Yu Fan, Mahesh Liyanawatta, Su Hang Yang, Gwo Dong Chen

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Abstract

In this paper, we design and implement a system that uses a digital map system to assist the learning of argumentative essay with Argument map and Concept map. The system had experimented in a primary school with 346 students for 20 weeks that is a whole semester with three groups: Argument Map, Concept Map, and conventional method. The contribution of this study is to improve the quality of student’s essay writing by using the advantage of Argument Map. This study compares the effectiveness of the arguments in the essay writing based on the use of different argumentation strategies such as traditional writing, Concept Map writing, and Argumentative Map writing. The experiment results show that Argument Map group is the most significantly improving among the three groups. The analysis results on the improvement on three dimensions of argumentation: (1) claim, reason, and evidence, (2) arguments on supporting the claim and on refuting opposition claim, and (3) completeness and coherence are also reported in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Technologies and Learning - 2nd International Conference, ICITL 2019, Proceedings
EditorsLisbet Rønningsbakk, Ting-Ting Wu, Frode Eika Sandnes, Yueh-Min Huang
PublisherSpringer
Pages794-801
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030353421
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Innovative Technologies and Learning, ICITL 2019 - Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 2 Dec 20195 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11937 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Innovative Technologies and Learning, ICITL 2019
Country/TerritoryNorway
CityTromsø
Period2/12/195/12/19

Keywords

  • Argument map
  • Computer-assisted composition
  • Computer-assisted language learning
  • Concept map

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