Supporting Student Argumentation in Science

A session at Science Education 4 Global International Schools

  • Dr. Eric Brunsell

Friday 3rd March, 2017

3:00pm to 4:30pm (JMT)

Argumentation - the use of evidence to support a claim - is central to the process of theory-making in science. Argumentation is one of the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices, but is bigger than tThis session will provide classroom examples, strategies, and supports for engaging students in scientific argumentation. The session will emphasize practical strategies for introducing argumentation skills to your students. Strategies described in this session include: mysteries, warm-up activities, graphing support, evidence buckets, lab reports, rubrics, and discussion moves.

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Dr. Eric Brunsell

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Eric Brunsell is an associate professor of science education in the Department of Teaching and Learning and the Director of the Professional Education Programs at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Eric earned his EdD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Science Education from Montana State University. He is a former high school science teacher and has served as NSTA District 12 Director and on NSTA's Board of Directors as the Professional Development Division Director. Eric has provided professional development sessions and presentations throughout the United States and internationally.

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Time 3:00pm4:30pm JMT

Date Fri 3rd March 2017

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