Learning objective 7-2: Reasoning
Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:
- develop reasoned arguments.
- Identifies the main point or conclusion of different arguments.
- Constructs a reasoned argument.
- Develops reasoned arguments for and against the same conclusion.
Possible context elaborations
- Sort examples of arguments sourced from current events into the two main types, deductive and inductive.
- Construct deductive and inductive arguments in support of a given conclusion.
- Use diagrams as a tool for examining arguments. For example, construct diagrams for the following:
- All cats are animals. All animals are warm-blooded. Therefore, cats are warm-blooded.
- All students are interested in philosophy. Some people who are interested in philosophy earn a lot of money. Therefore, some students earn a lot of money.
- Students construct a reasoned argument for or against a philosophical point of their own choosing and present it to the class.
Assessment for qualifications
NCEA assessment: level 2 for suggestions of achievement standards and unit standards that could be used to assess this learning.
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Last updated October 24, 2011