Argumentation in Education: issues arising from undergraduate students’ work

Richard Andrews

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The field within which I’m working is argumentation in education; that is to say, it is an applied field of study in which relatively ‘pure’ studies of the discourses of argument find themselves grounded in educational contexts or purposes; and the emphasis is on argumentation as a process, rather than on argument as a phenonemon.

The particular sub-field for the present research is that of argumentation in higher education, especially within the discipline of Educational Studies itself.

In this paper, I will come to the question of argumentation in higher education through a selective literature review of approaches to argument and through a look at argument in a range of subjects in the secondary school. After discussing examples of student work in higher education, I will then reflect on further research that is needed in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISSA Proceedings 2002
PublisherInternational Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA)
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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