Argumentation in Education: issues arising from undergraduate students’ work

Richard Andrews

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Abstract

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)
Volume2002
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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