Scaffolding Multiple Document Comprehension: Students' Representations of Documents Models

Danna Tal-Savir, Sarit Barzilai, Fayez Abed, Shiri Mor-Hagani, Asnat R. Zohar

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Abstract

Multiple document comprehension is a challenging task that involves evaluating, selecting, organizing, and connecting sources and their claims. In this paper, we examine how 9th grade students utilized a digital document mapping scaffold to visually represent multiple scientific documents. Analysis of students' document maps revealed that most students were able to use the scaffold to appropriately evaluate documents' sources, represent the main claims that emerged from the documents, connect these claims to their respective sources, and identify agreements and disagreements between sources. However, some students focused more on constructing a highly elaborate representation of document claims, whereas other students focused more on integration of the documents through representation of the network of connections among sources and claims. These findings suggest a potential trade-off between elaboration and integration processes in multiple document comprehension that may require instructional attention and support.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationISLS Annual Meeting 2021 Reflecting the Past and Embracing the Future - 15th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2021
EditorsErica de Vries, Yotam Hod, June Ahn
Pages605-608
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781737330615
StatePublished - 2021
Event15th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 8 Jun 202111 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS

Conference

Conference15th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period8/06/2111/06/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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