Educational researchers are bound to see this as a timely work. It brings together the work of leading experts in argumentation in science education. It presents research combining theoretical and empirical perspectives relevant for secondary science classrooms. Since the 1990s, argumentation studies have increased at a rapid pace, from stray papers to a wealth of research exploring ever more sophisticated issues. It is this fact that makes this volume so crucial.
The first book on argumentation in science education
Interest of researchers in argumentation is increasing, as evidenced by number of papers in journals and conferences, and by doctoral dissertations on the subject
Brings together leading international experts in the field of argumentation in science education from around the world
Includes both theoretical and empirical perspectives
Covers a range of aspects of argumentation including methodological, cognitive, epistemological and moral perspectives
Brings together international perspectives including classroom-based research from Norway, Israel, USA, France, Spain and United Kingdom