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Cope, Bill; Kalantzis, Mary; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad; Bagley, Elizabeth – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
This article explores the processes of writing in science and in particular the "complex performance" of writing a scientific argument. The article explores in general terms the nature of scientific argumentation in which the author-scientist makes claims, provides evidence to support these claims, and develops chains of scientific…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Games, Alex – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article examines the language and literacy practices of middle-school children as they worked toward constructing their own computer games using "Gamestar Mechanic," a game intended to teach them key ways of thinking and communicating germane to the discourse of game designers. It examines the changes that took place in what previous work…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Protocol Analysis, Familiarity, Discourse Analysis