Full course description
The main goal of this course is to teach you basic knowledge and skills in argumentation.
You will be engaged in co-constructing evidence-based justifications as well as in analyzingexisting justifications in search ofargumentation fallacies.
Individual work as well as group-based work will allow you to practice.
You will analyze climate-related articles (published in scientific literature but also in the news) and will extract the implicit underlyingarguments and provide their analysis.
Ultimately, this course will help you to develop basic argumentative skills needed to criticallyjoin the debate in society on climate goals.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
· Describe fundamental concepts related to argumentation -Intended Learning Outcome (ILO) 1
· Identify argumentation elements -Intended Learning Outcome (ILO) 2
· Analyze the strength of arguments -Intended Learning Outcome (ILO) 3
· Create founded and explained basic arguments -Intended Learning Outcome (ILO) 4
Who is the course for?
CLIMATE GOALS, ARGUMENTATION, EVIDENCE is aimed at anyone who is interested in moving the first steps into the argumentation domain with the purpose of joining the debate on climate goals.
An engineer (but also a politician) is expected to have founded arguments before taking any (climate-related) action.
A citizen is expected to have founded arguments before engaging and sustaining any climate-related political agenda.
Who is the teacher?
How is the course structured?
The course is a 4-week course. Each week mainly focuses on a single Intended Learning Outcome.