Argumentation and Debate

Principles and techniques of argumentation and debate, including analysis, briefing, evidence, reasoning and refutation; debating vital issues.

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Arguing Using Critical Thinking
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For the communications course Argumentation or Argumentation and Debate.

Word version: https://asccc-oeri.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Arguing-Using-Critical-Thinking-Word.docx

PDF: https://asccc-oeri.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Arguing-Using-Critical-Thinking-PDF.pdf

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jim Marteney
Date Added:
07/09/2020
Argument Structure and Syntax, Spring 2003
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Detailed investigation of the major issues and problems in the study of lexical argument structure and how it determines syntactic structure. Empirical scope is along three dimensions: typology, lexical class, and theoretical framework. The range of linguistic types include English, Japaneses, Navajo, and Warlpiri. Lexical classes include those of Levin's English Verb Classes and others producing emerging work on diverse languages. The theoretical emphasis is on structural relations among elements of argument structure.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Linguistics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Marantz, Alec
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Econ Duel
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Economics can explain many of life’s big questions. Problem is, it can sometimes provide multiple, even conflicting, answers. So which answers are the “right” ones? There’s only one way to find out: Econ Duel! In this fun series from Marginal Revolution University, you’ll have a chance to hear from leading economic thinkers as they debate the big questions discussed in the news, in our schools, and around the dinner table.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Lawrence H. White
Matthew Yglesias
Scott Sumner
Tyler Cowen
Date Added:
04/04/2019
Econ Duel: Rent or Buy
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This 6 minute video will explain the benefits and costs associated with buying a home versus renting a home. This video will aid in the mastery of standard EPF. 11 (b)

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Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Date Added:
04/04/2019
Framing
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Is a good, solid argument enough to make an impact? How would your data improve the stance that man-made global warming is just an “opinion”? How would you explain your opinion on school tests, budget cuts, crime, immigration, safety and security issues? No doubt that your persuasiveness relies on your arguments. But your ability to influence and convince critically depends on the way you frame your message.

In today’s world, you often need to reduce a complex reality to a concise and convincing message. Framing is an approach that deals with the way we convey our message: our words, images, and metaphors. To take one basic characteristic, a good frame engages the listeners’ values and emotions – it is easy to remember and it is something that people will usually agree with intuitively.

When you enter into a debate, you might be faced with frames of your opponents – and you will have to reframe the debate. This game of framing and reframing makes the debate to look like a chessboard made out of words. Of course, politicians play this game, trying to pull the debate towards their own words and metaphors in order to win their audience. But the game can be found everywhere: in the world of business, science, media – even at home.

We invite you to join our journey of learning the game of framing and reframing. You will discover how this game is played, and how you can play it yourself.

This course suits people who are engaged with and interested in public and political debates. Not only people from the public sector will find it useful, but also engineers, consultants, managers and anyone who wants to make an impact in discussions and debates.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Prof.dr. H. de Bruijn
Date Added:
04/04/2019
Using Debate to Develop Critical Thinking and Speaking Skills
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AP Economics teacher Riza Laudin facilitates frequent debates with her students on a variety of subject-area topics. In this video, students debate the potential privatization of social security. Debates begin with a five minute introduction by the pro- and anti-debaters. During the debate, Ms. Laudin focuses on what type of critical feedback she will provide to best support students in improving. In addition, the rest of the class has an opportunity to pose questions and provide feedback following the debatersŐ rebuttals.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Economics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
04/04/2019