Learning Argumentation Practices in School with a Graphical Synchronous Discussion Tool

Learning Argumentation Practices in School with a Graphical Synchronous Discussion Tool

Amnon Glassner (The Kaye Academic College of Education, Israel) and Baruch B. Schwarz (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5816-5.ch016
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Abstract

Several computerized representation tools have been developed to enhance collective argumentation in schools. The authors describe Digalo1, a graphical synchronous e-discussion tool (Schwarz & Glassner, 2007). They focus on how Digalo was used in a program (the Kishurim program) dedicated to foster dialogic and dialectic thinking among students in lessons centered on scientific and social issues. The studies undertaken on the use of Digalo suggest important lessons that moderators of e-discussions should keep in mind while designing, moderating, and evaluating small-group e-discussions.

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