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RELATIONS BETWEEN ARGUMENTATION AND MODELLING IN SCIENCE AND SCIENCE EDUCATION CONTEXTS

ABSTRACT:

Assuming the relevance of promoting an authentic science teaching, two epistemic practices that may contribute to it are emphasised in this paper: argumentation and modelling. Such practices, as well as some of their main elements, are theoretically characterised. This categorisation supports the reanalysis of a set of empirical data from which we propose relations between the actions involved in each of the modelling stages and the argumentative skills used when they are performed. Such relations are novel in the literature. They reaffirm the inseparability of modelling and argumentation in science and in science education, and, at the same time, open new investigative fronts.

Keywords:
Authentic science teaching; Modelling; Argumentation

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