Structures of argumentation

Christine Knipping wrote an article that was recently published online in ZDM. The article is entitled: A method for revealing structures of argumentations in classroom proving processes. Here is the abstract:

Proving processes in classrooms follow their own peculiar rationale. Reconstructing structures of argumentations in these processes reveals elements of this rationale. This article provides theoretical and methodological tools to reconstruct argumentation structures in proving processes and to shed light to their rationale. Toulmin’s functional model of argumentation is used for reconstructing local arguments, and it is extended to provide a ‘global’ model of argumentation for reconstructing proving processes in the classroom.