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Argument Maps Improve Critical Thinking

Twardy, Dr. Charles R. (2003) Argument Maps Improve Critical Thinking. [Preprint]

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Computer-based argument mapping greatly enhances student critical thinking, more than tripling absolute gains made by other methods. I describe the method and my experience as an outsider. Argument mapping often showed precisely how students were erring (for example: confusing helping premises for separate reasons), making it much easier for them to fix their errors.

Item Type:Preprint
Additional Information:Revised for Teaching Philosophy. Posted with permission.
Keywords:Critical thinking, Teaching philosophy, Argument maps, Argument analysis
Subjects:Psychology > Applied Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:3008
Deposited By:Twardy, Dr. Charles R.
Deposited On:13 Jun 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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