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Learning of Argumentation Skills in Networked and Face-to-Face Environments


ISAIJLS Volume 29, Number 2, ISSN 0020-4277


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 students improved in putting forward counter-argumentation. The study suggests that argumentation skills can be promoted by short-term e-mail and face-to-face teaching, and that practicing argumentation in different learning environments develops different kinds of argumentation skills. (AEF)


Marttunen, M. & Laurinen, L. (2001). Learning of Argumentation Skills in Networked and Face-to-Face Environments. Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 29(2), 127. Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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