Argumentation has become increasingly important in education. This book considers theoretical and methodological issues of argumentation in education and offers concrete examples of experiments and results of argumentation in a vast range of school contexts.
Addresses the need for argumentation education strategies on all grade levels
Introduction, Nathalie Muller Mirza and Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont
Part I. Theoretical Foundations
Argumentation as an Object of Interest and as a Social and Cultural Resource, Eddo Rigotti and Sara Greco Morasso
Psychosocial Processes in Argumentation, Nathalie Muller Mirza, Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont, Valerie Tartas, and Antonio Iannaccone
Argumentation and Learning, Baruch B. Schwarz
Argumentative Interactions and the Social Construction of Knowledge, Michael BakerArgumentative Design, Jerry E. B. Andriessen and Baruch B. Schwarz
Part II. Practices
Developing Argumentation: Lessons Learned in the Primary School, Neil Mercer
Argumentation in Higher Education: Examples of Actual Practices with Argumentation Tools, Jerry E. B. Andriessen
The Argumentum Experience, Sara Greco Morasso
During the last decade, argumentation has attracted growing attention as a means to elicit processes (linguistic, logical, dialogical, psychological, etc.) that can sustain or provoke reasoning and learning. Constituting an important dimension of daily life and of professional activities, argumentation plays a special role in democracies and is at the heart of philosophical reasoning and scientific inquiry. Argumentation, as such, requires specific intellectual and social skills. Hence, argumentation will have an increasing importance in education, both because it is a critical competence that has to be learned, and because argumentation can be used to foster learning in philosophy, history, sciences and in many other domains.Argumentation and Education answers these and other questions by providing both theoretical backgrounds, in psychology, education and theory of argumentation, and concrete examples of experiments and results in school contexts in a range of domains. It reports on existing innovative practices in education settings at various levels.