The fashioning and evaluation of arguments is fundamental to our idea of reasoning and of critical thought, in as much as the critical aspect is analytical and evaluative. Argumentation provides the framework in which critical thinking can effectively occur.

The construction, analysis and evaluation of arguments requires that a broad range of thinking skills is brought to bear in a framework that provides a focus for cognition and a direction for progress. Argumentation, therefore, is an essential component of teaching for thinking.

This masterclass will look at how to understand, construct and evaluate arguments and to make their production and analysis a central pedagogical focus.



The masterclass will run from approximately 9am – 1pm. We will then devote time for group/individual planning, intentional collaboration and expert feedback.

Note – The face-to-face option is available at no charge to Aspiring Thinkers members only. Non-members cannot attend due to venue capacity.

About Aspiring Thinkers

Professional development workshops, webinars, and masterclasses for teachers in the Aspiring Thinkers program.

For more information about Aspiring Thinkers, visit the IMPACT Centre's website.


Brisbane – Allan Border Field, Albion (easy access via
highways and tunnels and plenty of free parking)