Life Skills

Logic 101 - How to Argue and Win the Right Way!

Students will learn 2-3 common logical fallacies each week that is used in the media, arguments, and their daily lives and how to avoid making faulty arguments themselves, also exploring logic puzzles and symbolic diagramming of arguments.
Jamye E Carr
342 total reviews for this teacher
18 reviews for this class
Completed by 188 learners
Class

40 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week

13-18

year olds

3-15

learners per class

per learner

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn that logical fallacies are common errors in reasoning that will undermine the logic of your argument. Fallacies can be either illegitimate arguments or irrelevant points, and are often identified because they lack evidence that supports their claim.  Students will examine classical fallacies including: classification, systematic, linguistic, formal, informal, measurement, and others.  A more complete list of fallacies we will cover can be found in this list.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies 
I have led a similar class through the Socratic Method of Logical fallacies at a science summer camp since 2015.  I am a veteran teacher of 14 years and teach critical thinking strategies to teachers of teenagers.
Students will be asked to find examples of logical fallacies in the news, ads, or commercials around them during the week, to bring examples to the following class.
Digital handouts and media will be provided as needed.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
An effort is made to not make this class political, so we do attempt to use political news fallacies where we find them, from a variety of news sources.  Please be aware that the class may contain people from various diverse political backgrounds and we must make every effort to be supportive and approach these fallacies with understanding and objectivity.

Teacher

Jamye E CarrScience, Languages and More!
342 total reviews
242 completed classes

About Me

I have 14 years of experience in public school teaching, specializing in Biology, Chemistry, Aquatic Science, and Astronomy. My teaching style incorporates student guided inquiry based learning, Socratic instruction, and adaptive lessons. In... 
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