Student interaction is a key element of engaging in the process of scientific argumentation. During argumentation, students build on, question and critique the ideas of their peers. In the classroom, we want to engage students in this authentic science process as they persuade their classmates of the strengths and weaknesses of competing claims using evidence.
The Approach video below provides an overview of this element. The other videos include activities and strategies to support students in successfully engaging in student to student interactions.
Approach: Argumentation Is Interactive
Strategy: Creating a Culture of Argumentation
Strategy: Creating a Culture of Argumentation: Supporting Discussions
Activity: Science Seminar
Strategy: Promoting Student Interaction In Science Seminars
Strategy: Stepping Back During Science Seminars
View presentation: Science Seminar Tips