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Using an Argument Ontology to Develop Pedagogical Tool Suites

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Tools for Teaching Logic (TICTTL 2011)

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The teaching of argumentation theory, argumentation skills and critical thinking has only very recently enjoyed any bespoke software support for classroom activities. As software has started to become available, it has been characterised by idiosyncratic, incompatible approaches not only to data representation and processing but also to underlying theories of argument. The rise in popularity of the Argument Interchange Format ontology offers a principled solution to this problem, and we describe here three tools (OVA, Arvina and Parley) which use the AIF to provide pedagogical applications, and a sketch is given of how these tools can complement one another and can share resources.

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Reed, C., Wells, S., Snaith, M., Budzynska, K., Lawrence, J. (2011). Using an Argument Ontology to Develop Pedagogical Tool Suites. In: Blackburn, P., van Ditmarsch, H., Manzano, M., Soler-Toscano, F. (eds) Tools for Teaching Logic. TICTTL 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 6680. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21350-2_25

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