Educational Technologies for Teaching Argumentation Skills

Automated Analysis and Feedback Techniques to Support and Teach Argumentation: A Survey

Author(s): Oliver Scheuer, Bruce M. McLaren, Frank Loll and Niels Pinkwart

Pp: 71-124 (54)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805015411201010071

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Argumentation is one of the key competencies in our private and professional lives. However, many people struggle to produce, interpret and evaluate arguments in a systematic and rational fashion. To remedy this situation, a number of computer-based argumentation systems have been developed over the past decades to support or teach argumentation. The use of artificial intelligence techniques holds promise to increase the effectiveness of such systems by automatically analyzing user actions and providing supportive feedback. In this chapter, we review and systemize argumentation analysis approaches with a special focus on the educational uses. We also discuss argument modeling and discussion systems including their analysis approaches, feedback strategies and architectures.

Keywords: Automated argument analysis, automated support mechanisms for argumentation, automated system feedback, intelligent tutoring, architectures for analysis and feedback, discussion and discussion-enhanced systems, argument modeling systems, analysis, feedback, computer-based modeling of argumentation.

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