A1 Journal article (refereed)
Students' dialogic and justifying moves during dialogic argumentation in mathematics and physics (2022)

Hähkiöniemi, M., Hiltunen, J., Jokiranta, K., Kilpelä, J., Lehesvuori, S., & Nieminen, P. (2022). Students' dialogic and justifying moves during dialogic argumentation in mathematics and physics. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 33, Article 100608. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lcsi.2022.100608

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All authors or editors: Hähkiöniemi, Markus; Hiltunen, Jenna; Jokiranta, Kaisa; Kilpelä, Jonathan; Lehesvuori, Sami; Nieminen, Pasi

Journal or series: Learning, Culture and Social Interaction

ISSN: 2210-6561

eISSN: 2210-657X

Publication year: 2022

Volume: 33

Article number: 100608

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lcsi.2022.100608

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79833


In this study, we focus on dialogic argumentation among students in a whole class setting in mathematics and physics in lower secondary school. By drawing on previous studies on the structure of argumentation and dialogic interactions, we suggest that transparency of student reasoning and students' engagement with each other's ideas are two key aspects in dialogic argumentation. We examine what levels might exist in these key aspects and how they can exist simultaneously. We collected data by video recording mathematics and physics lessons in lower secondary school, and created a coding scheme for students' dialogic and justifying moves. By using the coding scheme, we recognized different kinds of argumentation with respect to how dialogic student–student interaction is and how transparently student reasoning is expressed. Furthermore, we found different ways how students can provide justifications as a dialogic reaction to others' ideas.

Keywords: class discussion (educational methods); argumentation; dialogicality; mathematics; physics; upper comprehensive school pupils

Free keywords: Dialogic argumentation; Dialogic interactions

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Reporting Year: 2022

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