Search results for author:"Leena Laurinen"
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Computers and Learning 2001 (CAL 2001) Conference (April 2001)
A teaching experiment in Finland was designed to clarify ways to teach argumentation in Finnish higher education and how to motivate students to participate in critical content-area discussions. Finnish students traditionally hesitate to criticize...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 29, No. 2 (2001) pp. 127–53
In a teaching experiment, 16 face-to-face and 11 e-mail Finnish university students studied academic debating in an argumentation course. Results indicated the e-mail students learned to identify and choose relevant grounds, while face-to-face...
International Conference on Technology and Education (ICTE) 1999 (October 1999)
In a teaching experiment, 16 face-to-face and 11 e-mail Finnish university students engaged in an argumentation course. The 19 students of the control group did not study argumentation. The course involved two lectures, exercises with argumentative...
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 40, No. 1 (2007) pp. 109–126
This study clarifies whether secondary school students develop their argumentation skills through reading and collaboration. The students first constructed an individual argument diagram on genetically modified organisms, read three articles, and...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 47, No. 2 (2012) pp. 175–208
Joint construction of new knowledge demands that persons can express their statements in a convincing way and explore other people's arguments constructively. For this reason, more knowledge on different means to support collaborative argumentation...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 39, No. 1 (2008) pp. 75–95
The Internet is a significant information resource for students due to the ease of access it allows to a vast amount of information. As the quality of the information on the Internet varies, it is important that students are able to evaluate such...
Written arguments and collaborative speech acts in practising the argumentative power of language through chat debates
Computers and Composition Vol. 24, No. 3 pp. 230–246
This study deals with the quality of argumentation and collaboration in students’ chat debates. The argumentative interaction between students is analysed by categorising their speech turns into seven functional categories. The argumentative task...
Journal of Literacy Research Vol. 44, No. 4 (December 2012) pp. 448–483
This study examines how students in Finland (16-18 years of age) constructed meaning and knowledge in a collaborative online reading situation. Student pairs (n = 19) were asked to write a joint essay on a controversial issue. First, the pairs...
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Vol. 8, No. 3 (September 2013) pp. 333–349
Collaborative learners are often meant to be guided by collaboration scripts to identify, discuss, and resolve differences of opinion and knowledge. How learners engage in and resolve conflict, however, may be highly dependent on learners'...