Interpersonal Argumentation in Educational and Professional Contexts

  • Francesco Arcidiacono
  • Antonio Bova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Francesca Alby, Marilena Fatigante, Cristina Zucchermaglio
    Pages 183-195
  3. Antonio Iannaccone, Francesco Arcidiacono
    Pages 201-218
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 219-223

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of empirical studies based on various approaches devoted to examining the interpersonal argumentative processes involved in different contexts. It also identifies context-dependent similarities and differences in the ways in which argumentative interactions are managed by individuals in a range of educational and professional settings.
How can some forms of negotiation, change and debate result from engaging in interpersonal processes during argumentation? How do interpersonal dimensions affect the interdependencies between argumentative exchanges and construction of knowledge and skills? The book clarifies these open questions by providing a discussion of theoretical and empirical issues at the forefront of research, in order to provide a view of how interpersonal argumentation in educational and professional contexts is actually questioned and investigated.
It offers readers an opportunity to discover the crucial importance of an in-depth understanding of the role and functions played by the interpersonal dynamics within argumentative interactions occurring in a wide range of educational and professional contexts.


social interactions interpersonal relationships knowledge construction skills development parenting family life argumentative dialogues teacher education socio-scientific arguments argumentative skills journalistic education

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Arcidiacono
    • 1
  • Antonio Bova
    • 2
  1. 1.HEP-BEJUNEUniversity of Teacher EducationBielSwitzerland
  2. 2.(USI)Università della Svizzera italianaLuganoSwitzerland

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