Scientific Reasoning and Argumentation

The Roles of Domain-Specific and Domain-General Knowledge
by Frank Fischer, Clark A. Chinn, Katharina Engelmann & others
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Publication Date: June 21, 2018

ISBN: 9781351400428

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Competence in scientific reasoning is one of the most valued outcomes of secondary and higher education. However, there is a need for a deeper understanding of and further research into the roles of domain-general and domain-specific knowledge in such reasoning. This book explores the functions and limitations of domain-general conceptions of reasoning and argumentation, the substantial differences that exist between the disciplines, and the role of domain-specific knowledge and epistemologies. Featuring chapters and commentaries by widely cited experts in the learning sciences, educational psychology, science education, history education, and cognitive science, Scientific Reasoning and Argumentation presents new perspectives on a decades-long debate about the role of domain-specific knowledge and its contribution to the development of more general reasoning abilities.