Many researchers have studied the teaching of argumentation, and here is a list of key publications and useful links to other resources in this area to support teachers’ professional development.
Anderson, R.D. (2007). Inquiry as an Organizing Theme for Science Curricula. In: Abell & Lederman (Eds.), Handbook of research on science education (pp. 807–830). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Minner, D.D., Levy, A.J., & Century, J. (2009). Inquiry-Based Science Instruction – what is it and does it matter? Results from Research synthesis years 1984-2002. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. DOI 10.1002/tea.20347
Osborne, J., Erduran, S. and Simon, S. (2004) Ideas, evidence and argument in science. In-service training pack, resource pack and video. London: Nuffield Foundation (available as CD-ROM and DVD.
Osborne, J., Erduran, S. & Simon, S. (2004) Enhancing the quality of argument in school science. Journal of Research in Science Teaching 41(10), 994-1020.
Simon, S., Erduran, S. & Osborne, J. (2006) Learning to teach argumentation: research and development in the science classroom. International Journal of Science Education 28(2-3), 235-260.
Simon, S. & Johnson, S. (2008) Professional learning portfolios for argumentation in school science. International Journal of Science Education. 30 (5) 669-688
Simon, S. & Richardson, K. (2009) Argumentation in school science: Breaking the tradition of authoritative exposition through a pedagogy that promotes discussion and reasoning. Argumentation 23: 469-493. DOI 10.1007/s10503-009-9164-9
Simon, S. & Maloney, J. (2006) Learning to teach 'ideas and evidence' in science: a study of school mentors and trainee teachers. School Science Review, 87 (321) 75-82
Von Aufschnaiter, C., Erduran, S., Osborne, J. & Simon, S. (2008) Arguing to learn and learning to argue: case studies of how students' argumentation relates to their scientific knowledge. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 45 (1) 101-131