Duration: 7 hrs
This course will introduce participants to the practice of dialogic argumentation.
We explore the theory of how social argumentation mirrors individual thinking
and is thus a productive path to developing 21st century dispositions and
thinking values. The curriculum is a structured approach designed to help
students debate broad issues represented by 2 opposing perspectives. Research
evidence shows that repeated practice of dialogic argumentation improves students’
expository essay writing which requires the high level ability to integrate
multiple perspectives and evidence.Participants will engage in dialogic argumentation
with each other in order to better understand the argumentation
process. Time will also be set
aside for participants to discuss issues of implementation in the classroom.