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How We Argue

A Workshop on Reasoning Skills

with Harvard's ThinkerAnalytix

Facilitated by 

Nate Otey

 

Snapshot

Participants will leave this workshop with strategies and resources to help students reason carefully and support their claims with relevant evidence.

When/Where

May 26, 2022

19.00 - 20.00 (ICT)

Your Time

Online (Zoom)

Workshop Fee

USD 75 per participant

register by May 20, 2022

Target Audience
Middle and High School Educators

How do we argue?

Too often it seems that when discussing current issues and writing essays, students rely on unsubstantiated facts or appeals to emotion, rather than evidence and reasoning. 

Argument Mapping

In this workshop, we introduce argument mapping: a simple, powerful, *research-backed method that helps students improve the logical reasoning skills which support effective writing and communication.

 

As software has improved over the previous decade, an increasing number of college professors and high school teachers are teaching students to analyze and evaluate arguments with mapping.

 

The result is that students write more clearly and logically and engage in more constructive, charitable conversations about difficult issues. To get a quick introduction to argument mapping, check out our *puzzle game.

*(refer to the 'Links' section on this page.)

How We Argue (HWA): Interactive Textbook

(free for instructors)

ThinkerAnalytix is an educational nonprofit that partners with the Harvard University Department of Philosophy.

 

We have developed a new interactive textbook called *How We Argue that uses mastery learning to help students work through many exercises to practice the basic skills of logical reasoning and argument analysis.

 

In this sense, HWA is a bit like a "boot camp" where students can visit to improve their "logic muscles." We have designed HWA to make it equitable and accessible for all types of learners with various skills and backgrounds. We are now in use in many US states and countries worldwide. 

*(refer to the 'Links' section on this page.)

 

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, we will introduce you to the basic skills taught in HWA and show you how to use it to help students develop their skills.

 

Participants will leave this workshop with strategies and resources to help students reason carefully and support their claims with relevant evidence.

Who will lead this workshop?

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Nate Otey is an Associate in the Harvard Department of Philosophy and Lead Instructor for ThinkerAnalytix.

For the past 5 years, Nate has worked with hundreds of educators to develop curriculum tools that help students practice the skills of logical reasoning and intellectual charity.

Nate also conducts workshops on controversial ethical and social issues, and previously co-founded a website that aggregates the top arguments on both sides of issues in the news.

 

Links

Research (Argument Mapping)

Puzzle Game

How We Argue

(Interactive Text Book)

Workshop Coordinator

Navin Pawa

navin@ksipd.com

 
 
Register
USD 75 per participant
(Kindly send in the form by May 20, 2022)