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An interdisciplinary approach to investigate preschool children’s implicit inferential reasoning in scientific activities

Convertini, Josephine

In: Research in science education, 2020, p. 16 p

The implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at school is one of the challenges of education in the twenty- first century, especially concerning the development of critical thinking during argumentative interactions. In this paper, I refer to an interdisciplinary approach with the aim to analyze the implicit inferential reasoning emerging in argumentative...

Université de Neuchâtel

The significance of the adversative connectives aber, mais, ma (‘but’) as indicators in young children’s argumentation

Rocci, Andrea ; Greco, Sara ; Schär, Rebecca ; Convertini, Josephine ; Perret-Clermont, Anne-Nelly ; Iannaccone, Antonio

In: Journal of Argumentation in Context, 2020, vol. 69, no. 1, p. 69-94

Adversative connectives have been analyzed as articulating explicit and implicit facets of argumentative moves and have been thus recognized as potential argumentative indicators. Here we examine adversative connectives Ger. aber, Fr. mais, It. ma (‘but’) in young children’s speech in the context of the ArgImp project, a research endeavor seeking to understand in which...

Université de Neuchâtel

Children as Investigators of Brunerian “Possible Worlds”. The Role of Narrative Scenarios in children’s Argumentative Thinking

Iannaccone, Antonio ; Perret-Clermont, Anne-Nelly ; Convertini, Josephine

In: Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2019, vol. 53, no. 4, p. 679-693

Referring to the notion of “possible worlds”, the paper aims to investigate an intriguing aspect of children’s thinking: the function that play narrative scenarios in sharing with other partners (peers and adults) the child’s understanding of the physical and social reality. The idea of possible worlds to which this work relates, can be considered in some way as the legacy of Piaget’s...

Université de Neuchâtel

Shifting from a monological to a dialogical perspective on children’s argumentation. Lessons learned

Perret-Clermont, Anne-Nelly ; Schär, Rebecca G. ; Greco, Sara ; Convertini, Josephine ; Iannaccone, Antonio ; Rocci, Andrea

In: Argumentation in actual practice. Topical studies about argumentative discourse in context, 2019, p. 211-236

When two- to six-year-old children contribute to argumentative discussion, how do they reason? Can Argumentation theory, a discipline that up to now has largely focused on adult expert productions, contribute to a psychological understanding of the child? And, in turn, can a close examination of children's argumentative moves contribute to the study of inference in argumentation? Our...

Université de Neuchâtel

Analysing Implicit Premises Within Children’s Argumentative Inferences

Greco, Sara ; Perret-Clermont, Anne-Nelly ; Iannaccone, Antonio ; Rocci, Andrea ; Convertini, Josephine ; Schär, Rebecca G.

In: Argumentation and Inference: Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Argumentation, Fribourg 2017, 2017, vol. 1, no. 7, p. 147-167

This paper presents preliminary findings of the project “Analysing children’s implicit argumentation”. We propose to reconstruct implicit premises of children’s arguments within adult-children discussions in different settings, using the Argumentum Model of Topics (AMT) for the reconstruction of the inferential configuration of arguments. We show that sources of misunderstandings are more...

Université de Neuchâtel

The Analysis of Implicit Premises within Children’s Argumentative Inferences

Greco, Sara ; Perret-Clermont, Anne-Nelly ; Iannaccone, Antonio ; Rocci, Andrea ; Convertini, Josephine ; Schär, Rebecca Gabriela

In: Informal Logic, 2018, vol. 38, no. 4, p. 438-470

Cette contribution présente les résultats préliminaires du projet «Analyse de l’argumentation implicite des enfants: reconstruction des pré-misses procédurales et matérielles». Ce projet interdisciplinaire s’appuie sur la théorie de l’argumentation et sur la psychologie socioculturelle du développement pour étudier l’argumentation des enfants. Nous reconstruisons les...