Current Research in Psychology and Behavioral Science
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Learning Argumentative Capacities at the Primary and Junior School Levels: A Practical Teaching Pedagogy

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Volume 5 - Issue 1 | Article DOI : 10.54026/CRPBS/10111

David Kyei-Nuamah1* and Mao Xiao2

1Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Education, Education Policy, Educational Leadership and Governance, East China Normal University, China
2Master’s Student in the Department of Education, Educational Philosophy and Comparative Education, East China Normal University, China

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David Kyei-Nuamah’s research areas are Education Policy Studies, Educational Leadership and Governance, and Philosophy of Education, East China Normal University, China. ORCiD: 0000-0003-2780-3412


Argumentative capacities; School curriculum; Teaching pedagogy; 21stCentury classroom

Received : April 05, 2024
Published : April 29, 2024


The development of argumentative skills is often postponed until after students complete their compulsory education, creating a gap in their understanding and abilities. This gap can be attributed to issues with the curriculum and teaching methods. To address this, we propose that teaching argumentative skills at the primary school level is crucial for enhancing students’ comprehension of the world and its inhabitants. To support this idea, we have designed practical teaching modules that can be introduced in primary and junior schools. Our pedagogical approach emphasizes relatable examples, interactive discussions, peer reviews, and recommendations, with a focus on teacher-to-teacher training. It is vital that teachers receive thorough training on implementing these pedagogical strategies and consider the context to achieve early development of argumentative skills in the modern classroom.