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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 editorsHähkiöniemi, Markus; Hiltunen, Jenna; Jokiranta, Kaisa; Kilpelä, Jonathan; Lehesvuori, Sami; Nieminen, Pasi

Journal or seriesLearning, Culture and Social Interaction



Publication year2022


Article number100608


Publication countryNetherlands

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially 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.

Keywordsclass discussion (educational methods)argumentationdialogicalitymathematicsphysicsupper comprehensive school pupils

Free keywordsDialogic argumentation; Dialogic interactions

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Reporting Year2022

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