Metalogue: Engaging Students in Scientific and Socio-scientific Argumentation

  • Victor SampsonEmail author
  • Shirley Simon
  • Ruth Amos
  • Maria Evagorou
Part of the Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education book series (CTISE, volume 39)


Evagorou: In this chapter, Shirley and Ruth raise several interesting issues related to (socio-scientific issues) SSI, argumentation, and decision-making. A major question in this study was the quality of students’ arguments, and if there is a link between the nature of the evidence (e.g., scientific, environmental, financial) and the quality of the arguments. The results are not conclusive as to this point, and the authors suggest that more evidence is necessary.


Scientific Argumentation Argumentation Skill Criterion Student Imaginary Scenario Authentic Learning Experience 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Sampson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shirley Simon
    • 2
  • Ruth Amos
    • 2
  • Maria Evagorou
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Teacher Education and the FSU-Teach programFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.School of EducationUniversity of Nicosia (UNic)NicosiaCyprus

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