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Argument Maps Improve Critical Thinking

By Dr. Charles R. Twardy


Computer-based argument mapping greatly enhances student critical thinking, more than tripling absolute gains made by other methods. I describe the method and my experience as an outsider. Argument mapping often showed precisely how students were erring (for example: confusing helping premises for separate reasons), making it much easier for them to fix their errors

Topics: Applied Cognitive Psychology
Year: 2003
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