What does a strong philosophical argument entail? This easy to implement activity has students reconstruct a philosophical argument. Students work in groups to break an argument into premises and then reconstruct it. Groups share how they reconstructed the argument with the class. Then, as a class, the students discuss how the different groups constructed the steps. The instructor helps the students evaluate which argument was stronger and why. Students are assessed observationally.
Group, Single Class, Peer Instruction, Group-based, Broad/Fundamental, Theoretical/Abstract, Observational, General Education, Sociology, Brandt, James, Peer Instruction, Reconstruction, ER30, The Just World, Analysis, Evaluation, Engage course material, Develop critical thinking, Prepare for higher-level work, Work collaboratively, Develop comprehension skills, Whole class, Data for Discussion