Session 24: Reflection on Argumentation as a Pedagogy


In this session, participants are asked to return to their original small groups to create a new concept map that is reflective of their current understanding of scientific argumentation. They are asked to include a way to show how argumentation as a scientific practice is different from argumentation as a pedagogy on the map. Participants are given their prethink concept maps from day 1 to determine in what ways their thinking has changed and in what ways their thinking has stayed the same. Finally, participants reflect on their own understanding and areas for continued growth.


Theme Goals 
Argumentation – Connect ideas about academic discussion and argumentation
– Consolidate understanding about argumentation as a pedagogy
Learning and Teaching – Examine how argumentation supports a deeper understanding of science ideas 

Leader Guide and Slides