Using an argument ontology to develop pedagogical tool suites

Chris Reed, Simon Wells, Mark Snaith, Katarzyna Budzynska, John Lawrence

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTools for Teaching Logic
    Subtitle of host publicationThird International Congress, TICTTL 2011 Salamanca, Spain, June 1-4, 2011. Proceedings
    EditorsPatrick Blackburn, Hans van Ditmarsch, Maria Manzano, Fernando Soler-Toscano
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642213502
    ISBN (Print)9783642213496
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event3rd International Congress on Tools for Teaching Logic - Salamanca, Spain
    Duration: 1 Jun 20114 Jun 2011

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference3rd International Congress on Tools for Teaching Logic
    Abbreviated titleTICTTL 2011
    Internet address


    • Argumentation theory
    • Ontology
    • Argument interchange format
    • Dialogue


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