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Evidence-Based Dialogue Mapping (of climate change) for Teenagers

Just posted a new article reporting work we did last summer... "following great work last year by Ale Okada teaching teenagers on a science summer school to map their reasoning about climate change impact (using our Compendium tool), the article below summarises where we’ve got…"

Okada, A. and Buckingham Shum, S. (2008, In Press). Evidence-Based Dialogue Maps as a Research Tool to Investigate the Quality of School Pupils’ Scientific Argumentation, International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 31, (3), pp. xx-xx (Special Issue: Coffin, C. and O’Halloran, K.A, (Eds.) Researching Argumentation in Educational Contexts: New Methods, New Directions). PrePrint:

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Comment by Andy Streich on July 19, 2008 at 18:29
I find this sort of work truly inspiring in the most heartfelt way. Helping people, especially young people, to think clearly, to weigh and evaluate arguments, to visualize discussions, and to work through tough issues is, well, .... What better thing can we be doing?

As the paper says, "They were able to bring [in] more science concepts and also include other perspectives such as social and ethical issues." It's all good.

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