Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Young People Need to be Taught How to Argue (??)

While many parents may not think that their children have any difficulty with arguing, researchers have been studying ways to improve argumentation skills.  Making logical arguments is part of the critical thinking process and does not necessarily follow naturally from learning a lot of facts.  This is yet another role that out-of-school time experiences can play - offering students a setting to practice making logical, coherent arguments. 

Education Week article
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