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Looking for an argument? Developing pupils’ argumentation skills in environmental issues

RE is undoubtedly a key subject for developing skills of argumentation, for students to learn how to present their own ideas and to comment on and critique the arguments of others. In a world of ‘fake news’, ‘post-truth’, and ‘misinformation’, many educators would agree on the importance of critical thinking, reasoning and argumentation, especially around environmental issues. In this short article we reflect on the need and the opportunity for developing these skills, both in an interdisciplinary way and specifically within RE.

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