For the communications course Argumentation or Argumentation and Debate. There is a …
For the communications course Argumentation or Argumentation and Debate.
There is a quote that has been passed down many years and is most recently accounted to P.T. Barnum, “There is a sucker born every minute.” Are you that sucker? If you were, would you like to be “reborn?” The goal of this book is to help you through that “birthing” process. Critical thinking and standing up for your ideas and making decisions are important in both your personal and professional life. How good are we at making the decision to marry? According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is one divorce in America every 36 seconds. That is nearly 2,400 every day. And professionally, the Wall Street Journal predicts the average person will have 7 careers in their lifetime. Critical thinking skills are crucial.
Critical thinking is a series learned skills. In each chapter of this book you will find a variety of skills that will help you improve your thinking and argumentative ability. As you improve, you will grow into a more confident person being more in charge of your world and the decisions you make.
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Table of Contents 1: Standing Up For Your Point Of View 2: Communicating An Argument 3: Clash 4: Claims 5: Building Your Case With Issues, Analysis And Contentions 6: Evidence 7: Reasoning 8: Validity Or Truth 9: Changing Beliefs, Attitudes and Behavior 10: Decision Making - Judging an Argument 11: Discovering, Examining and Improving Our Reality 12: The Foundations of Critical Thinking
Economics can explain many of lifes big questions. Problem is, it can …
Economics can explain many of lifes big questions. Problem is, it can sometimes provide multiple, even conflicting, answers. So which answers are the right ones? Theres only one way to find out: Econ Duel! In this fun series from Marginal Revolution University, youll 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.
Is a good, solid argument enough to make an impact? How would …
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.
AP Economics teacher Riza Laudin facilitates frequent debates with her students on …
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.