Friday, August 11, 2006

An example of question asking for my critical thinking class

Miss Vicky sent me this a while ago, and I've been hanging on to it because I think it will be useful in teaching question asking as an example of a fake question and an evasive answer. This can then lead to a discussion of what kind of dialogue this is and whether the exchange advances the goals of the dialogue. The transcript of the press conference is here. This exchange is about 3/4 of the way down.

While I'm making notes to myself, I'm going to put all my recommended readings in one spot.

Questioning and discussion : a multidisciplinary study edited by J.T. Dillon Publish info Norwood, N.J. : Ablex Pub. Corp., c1988.

Dillon, J. T Questioning and teaching : a manual of practice New York : Teachers College Press, 1988

Strong, Richard W Questioning styles and strategies : proceedures for increasing the depth of student thinking Hanson, Silver, Strong & Associates, c1980, 1995 Edition 2nd ed

Belnap and Steel. (1976) The Logic of Questions and Answers

David Harrah (2002) "The Logic of Questions" Handbook of Philosophical Logic D. Gabbay Ed.

Wisniewski, A. (1995), The posing of Questions - Logical Foundations
Erotetic Inferences. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers. Harrah lists this book as having a good bibliography.

Walton, Douglas N. 2006. Fundamentals of Critical Argumentation, Critical Reasoning and Argumentation. Cambridge [UK]; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Walton, Douglas N. 1989. Question-Reply Argumentation, Contributions in Philosophy, No. 40. New York: Greenwood Press.

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