A multiple-case study on students’ sourcing activities in a group task

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title A multiple-case study on students’ sourcing activities in a group task
Author Wennås Brante, Eva
Date 2019
English abstract
Students need to apply evaluation strategies to find relevant and trustworthy information when completing open-inquiry tasks on the Internet. One such strategy, sourcing, implies attention to information about the sources of documents. This multiple-case study investigates how three small groups of secondary school students solved an open-inquiry task. The task took place after extensive instruction on how to benefit from the use of source information when selecting, reading, and integrating information. The multiple-case study aimed to ascertain how the taught sourcing skills were reflected in the different groups’ sourcing activities. Data consisted of observations, interviews, and documents. Results show that groups performed more sourcing activities than they displayed in their oral presentation. Though the integration of information from multiple documents was less prominent, teachers valued it highly. The findings suggest that instructions in school should not focus on the performance of sourcing activities but on discussions where students compare their selections and integration of information.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2019.1651441 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2019.1651441 .Icon
Publisher Cogent OA
Host/Issue Cogent Education;
Volume 6
ISSN 2331-186X
Language eng (iso)
Subject multiple documents
sourcing
multiple case study
secondary school
group task
computer-based
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/29643 Permalink to this page
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