Rubric to Assess Evidence-Based Dialogue of Socio-Scientific Issues with LiteMap

Rocha, Ana Karine Loula Torres; Rocha, Ana Beatriz L. T. and Okada, Alexandra (2018). Rubric to Assess Evidence-Based Dialogue of Socio-Scientific Issues with LiteMap. In: Technology Enhanced Assessment 20th International Conference, TEA 2017: Revised Selected Papers (Ras, Eric and Guerrero Roldán, Ana Elena eds.), Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer, Cham, pp. 137–149.



The aim of this study is to investigate whether the LiteMap application tool helps teachers annotate students’ socio-scientific discussion and assess their evidence-based dialogue using a rubric system of inquiry skills for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). This study focuses on a set of materials and activities of the European ENGAGE project used by Brazilian students from a city affected by the Zika virus to discuss whether the mosquito Aedes Aegypti should be exterminated or not. The Zika virus project was developed by 24 teachers and 478 students from a public professional school in Irecê including also 5 collaborators and 2 researchers. This qualitative study analyses the dialogue of 35 students (21 girls and 14 boys) randomly selected who participated in 1-hour debate to discuss their informed views and evidence-based opinions. Findings of this study reveal that the rubric system facilitates the an-notation and mapping of questions, claims, arguments, and evidence. LiteMap was useful to represent students’ evidence-based dialogue and provide feedback. The visualization of evidence-based dialogue maps can be used by teachers and students during the formative assessment of inquiry skills for RRI. However, the process must be planned and it requires time.

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