Competing and Consensual Voices: The Theory and Practice of Argument

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Patrick J. M. Costello, Sally Mitchell
Multilingual Matters, 1995 - Education - 225 pages
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Examines the theory and practice of argument in primary, secondary and tertiary education. The book's coverage includes: the nature, forms and functions of argument, and its role in teaching; and critical analyses of the practice of argument and suggested ways to develop it in educating contexts.
 

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Contents

Situating the Teaching and Learning of Argumentation
10
Playfulness
23
Argument as a Key Concept in Teacher Education
50
Reflections
68
Argument and Science Education
84
What Special Cases Offer
99
Argument and the Teaching
112
The Place of Argument
131
Signalling Valuation Through Argumentative Discourse
147
Evaluating Written
160
A Different Way to Teach
184
Bibliography
209
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