Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2005

Journal or Book Title

Informal Logic

Volume

25

Issue

1

First Page

79

Last Page

93

Abstract

Even on our best days, we teachers of argumentation sometimes suspect that our students are thinking bad things about us: that they don't like our subject! In this essay, I will give an account of a classroom exercise I call "What Does Arguing Look Like?" aimed to elicit and confront this suspected negative view of arguing. I'll start by pointing out why we need to know what our students are thinking. I'll then describe the exercise as I used it in one class, and analyze in detail the results it produced. And I'll close with some speculations about what we can learn from these results.

Comments

This article is from Informal Logic 25 (2005): 79. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Jean Goodwin

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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