Writing Dialogue Teaches Argumentation
  • Jun 22, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 16:07 mins

Guest: Deanna Kuhn, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and Co-Author of "Argue with Me: Argument as a Path to Developing Students’ Thinking and Writing" The best way to find out if you really understand a concept – or political position - is to try and defend it in an argument. The back-and-forth will quickly show where the holes are in your own comprehension. Being able to clearly articulate an idea is a basic skill schools are expected to teach. But the way it’s traditionally done - the good old essay with thesis statement, evidence and conclusion - doesn’t work nearly as well as it could.

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