Critical discussion is a 4-stage process involving: confrontation (opposing points of view expressed); opening (opposing rational arguments expressed); argumentation (counter-arguments expressed within a carefully monitored environment); and closing (the winning argument is mutually agreed).
The careful use of critical discussion allows learners to
In most instances, critical discussion tends to be included in
When critical discussion is used outside its usual spaces
Wikipedia's 'Pragma-dialectics' page, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pragma-dialectics#The_ideal_model_of_a_critical_discussion - includes the understanding of and rules for the ideal critical discussion.
- ↑ 'Critical Discussion.' Changing Minds website. Accessed June 13, 2012 via http://changingminds.org/disciplines/argument/making_argument/critical_discussion.htm
--Beth Kicinski 14:42, 14 June 2012 (EST)