Argumentation environments are computer-based systems that engage and support learners in constructive and collaborative activities around argumentation, such as creating, editing, communicating, interpreting, and/or critiquing arguments. Scientific argumentation, as a process of building upon or refuting claims based on empirical evidence to arrive at agreed-upon scientific conclusions, challenges learners in that it requires both conceptual understanding of relevant content knowledge and mastery over various problem-solving and social skills. As such, argumentation environments typically consist of technology-based tools integrated into extended face-to-face or computer-supported activities for K-16 students and designed to address the dual pedagogical goals of helping students learn the practices of scientific argumentation (learning to argue), as well as the content knowledge necessary for engaging in those practices (arguing to learn) (Scheuer et al. 2010).
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