Editors: Niels Pinkwart, Bruce M. McLaren

Educational Technologies for Teaching Argumentation Skills

eBook: US $24 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $154
Printed Copy: US $142
Library License: US $96
ISSN: 2211-727X (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-545-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-015-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080501541120101


Considerable efforts have been made in developing and assessing educational technology to support and teach argumentation. These efforts have culminated in the form of techniques which include Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. Many of these techniques have been shown to be effective for specific argumentation domains. At the same time, the general design problem of how to support a learner’s acquisition of argumentation skills through computer aided tools has not yet been perfected. This e-book presents a collection of current approaches in educational technologies for argumentation. Technological approaches underlying successful argumentation systems are presented, along with their relation to the success of these tools.


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Kevin D. Ashley
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Niels Pinkwart, Bruce M. McLaren
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List of Contributors

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Criteria for Designing and Evaluating Argument Diagramming Tools from the Point of View of Argumentation Theory

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Silvia De Ascaniis
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A Framework for Analyzing Development of Argumentation through Classroom Discussions

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Marietta Sionti, Hua Ai, Carolyn Penstein Rosé, Lauren Resnick
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Review of Evaluations of Argument Diagramming Tools in Collaborative Learning

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J. Dowell
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Automated Analysis and Feedback Techniques to Support and Teach Argumentation: A Survey

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Oliver Scheuer, Bruce M. McLaren, Frank Loll, Niels Pinkwart
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CoFFEE: An Expandable and Rich Platform for Computer- Mediated, Face-to-Face Argumentation in Classroom

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Rosario De Chiara, Ilaria Manno, Vittorio Scarano
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How Tough should it be? Simplifying the Development of Argumentation Systems Using a Configurable Platform

- Pp. 169-197 (29)
Frank Loll, Niels Pinkwart, Oliver Scheuer, Bruce M. McLaren
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iARGUE: A Web-Based Argumentation Environment Integrating Collaboration Scripting Support and Flexible Fading Techniques

- Pp. 198-224 (27)
Yannis N. Bouyias, Stavros N. Demetriadis
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Policy World: A Cognitive Game for Teaching Deliberation

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Matthew W. Easterday
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Digital Dialogue Games and InterLoc: A Deep Learning Design for Collaborative Argumentation on the Web

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Andrew Ravenscroft, Simon McAlister, Musbah Sagar
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Teachers’ Use of Argunaut System in the Classroom

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R. De-Groot
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Niels Pinkwart, Bruce M. McLaren
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