Argument maps improve critical thinking

Teaching Philosophy 27 (2):95--116 (2004)

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Charles R. Twardy
George Mason University
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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.
Keywords Teaching Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0145-5788  
DOI 10.5840/teachphil200427213
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