Resource: Argument planner | Mr Whellan’s science

A difficulty I find my students repeatedly stumbling through is the ability to spot and present arguments in the ideas presented in science. This is mainly seen on questions that require an answer relating to a human response; why might people think X or what are the benefits from Y..? Getting students beyond an inadequate answer of ‘ethical issues’ or ‘religion’ can take some time, so I adopted this approach, using it as a quick (read: no planning required) and easy way to get students to think of ways to present arguments more effectively.

The idea is to present common ‘areas of…

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