Challenges in Argumentation and Paraphrasing Among Beginning Students in Educational Sciences

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Hyytinen , H , Löfström , E & Lindblom-Ylänne , S 2017 , ' Challenges in Argumentation and Paraphrasing Among Beginning Students in Educational Sciences ' , Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research , vol. 61 , no. 4 , pp. 411-429 . https://doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2016.1147072

Title: Challenges in Argumentation and Paraphrasing Among Beginning Students in Educational Sciences
Author: Hyytinen, Heidi; Löfström, Erika; Lindblom-Ylänne, Sari
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Education
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 19
Belongs to series: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research
ISSN: 0031-3831
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/232986
Abstract: The present study aimed to identify difficulties in writing at the beginning of educational science programmes in the Finnish Open University by analysing the students’ written argumentation and use of sources at the textual level. The data were analysed using qualitative content analysis. The results showed that many students began their educational studies with weak writing competencies. While many of the problems were directly related to students’ failure to explain the ideas in their sources in their own words, some problems pertained to other aspects, such as the inability to construct convincing arguments. Understanding the nature of the problems in writing encountered by beginning students in educational sciences can help teachers foster students’ participation in academic discourse.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
writing
argumentation
paraphrasing
Higher education
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