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dc.contributor.authorO'Dwyer, Christopher P.
dc.contributor.editorRyan, Michael F.
dc.identifier.citationO'Dwyer, C. (2022). Argument Mapping. In: Ryan, M.F. Compendium of Active Learning & Assessment for Student Engagement. Vol.2. pp.18-19.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn argument map (AM) organizes any prose or text inclusive of an inferential signaller (e.g. but, because, however) into a hierarchical representation, with propositions arranged in coloured boxes (i.e. green = support; red = objection) and connected by arrows that further highlight such relations between propositions (van Gelder, 2002; 2003). As such, AMs are designed in such a way that if one proposition is evidence for another, the two will be appropriately juxtaposed (van Gelder 2001). Simply, an AM (see Fig. 1) as distinct from a ‘mind-map’, is a visual representation of an argument’s structured network of reasoning, making it unambiguous and explicit, with no need for attention switching from paragraph to-paragraph or page-to-page in search of reasons and objections to the argument’s central claim. Moreover, having available the structure of an argument facilitates logical reasoning, the ready construction of a ‘mental image’ of the whole argument and the answering of specific questions about the relation between one proposition and others. Thus, AMs remove obstacles to learning regarding the need to simultaneously read the text and mentally visualize the relational structure of the presented argument (e.g. see Dwyer, 2017; Dwyer, Hogan & Stewart, 2010 2011; 2012; 2013)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofCompendium of Active Learning & Assessment for Student Engagement. Vol.2en_US
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dc.subjectLearning & teachingen_US
dc.subjectActive learningen_US
dc.titleArgument Mappingen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTechnological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwesten_US
dc.subject.departmentDepartment of Quality, Teaching and Learning, TUS Midwesten_US

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