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A teacher's pack for critical thinking - detailing how to develop arguments using informal logic and aMap

A teacher's pack for critical thinking - detailing how to develop arguments using informal logic and aMap

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  • Developing arguments
    • A lesson plan on how to structure arguments using informal logic and aMap (www.aMap.org.uk)
  • Learning outcomes
    • The students will :
    • - understand how arguments are structured using “informal logic”
    • understand how to develop their own structured argument
    • practice creating their own arguments
    • have an interactive argument with friends (in the class and on the internet)
  • Explaining argument structure
    • Explain to the class how people use “informal logic” in their everyday arguments
    • Explain how informal logic is based around a four part structure:
      • Position
      • Proposition
      • Reason
      • Evidence
    • Explain how the linking words characterise this structure:
      • Position: “I think . . .”
      • Proposition: “Because . . .”
      • Reason: “As . . .”
      • Evidence: “Supported by . . .”
  • Testing their understanding
    • Once the class has an understanding of the basic informal logic structure, then give them an example:
      • Position: “I THINK Obama is a great President”
      • Proposition: “BECAUSE he’s a great leader”
      • Reason: “AS he listens to people and commands respect”
      • Evidence: “SUPPORTED BY the fact that he runs monthly town hall meetings where he answers people’s questions.”
    • Now ask the class for a topic to base an argument around, and develop up and argument with them helping fill in the parts of the argument.
  • Developing personal arguments
    • Now get your students into pairs.
    • Select a question you want your students to develop an argument around, for example: “Should students wear uniforms to school?”.
    • Hand out an aMap “argument sheet” to each student
    • Then ask one person from each pair to develop up an argument “for” and the other “against”.
    • N.B. Make sure they develop up their argument using the “aMap argument sheet” - providing three complete arguments to support their position. (see the “aMap argument sheet format on the next slide).
  • aMap argument format
  • Arguing online! As homework, ask each of your students to visit www. aMap .org.uk , and create an argument on any subject they like - and start an argument with a friend! See the example below:
  • Happy arguing ; - ) www.aMap.org.uk N.B. to support your lessons, you can buy our series of aMaps from www.aMap.org.uk/buy