UNFORTUNATELY, THIS SEMINAR MUST BE CANCELLED GIVEN THAT FREYDIS VOGEL IS UNABLE TO TRAVEL THIS WEEK DUE TO ILLNESS. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE THIS SEMINAR IN THE NEXT MONTHS.
Methods in argumentation research - Quantifying qualities
Freydis Vogel, University of Hamburg, Faculty of Education
Argumentative discourse is attributed various benefits in learning and problem solving. From the perspective of developing social competencies, argumentation skills are relevant to many domains and situations, particularly in collaborative problem solving. Beyond that, engagement in argumentative discourse is related to cognitive elaboration which leads to improved learning outcomes. Thus, both learning to argue and arguing to learn are important facets of education and learning. For the evaluation and assessment of argumentative discourse a diverse array of methods are applied, based on various approaches to argumentation (e.g. Toulmin`s argument model or Walton’s types of argumentation dialogue) and trying to overcome different complications (e.g. the dependency of individual contributions in one group). In the announced seminar, you will be introduced to different approaches related to argumentation in learning. We will discuss benefits and drawbacks of different methods for assessment of argumentation and we will apply mixed methods approaches to evaluate argumentative discourse in learning research.