Discussion Questions

  1. Where have you seen deductive (or inductive) reasoning used effectively? What made it work?
  2. What types of fallacies do you most often see (in the classroom, in interpersonal relationships, in advertisements, etc.)?
  3. From what type of classroom interactions (i.e. “banking,” problem-posing, etc.) do you learn best? What do you appreciate and find objectionable about each method for learning?
  4. Who do you consider to be an ethical public advocate? Someone who uses logic and reasoning effectively? What is an example of a time when you’ve seen this person advocate for something? Did the person use reflexivity, problem-posing, praxis? How?
  5. Warren and Fassett note that reflecting on our own struggles and privileges can help us find ways to enact change on social issues. What are your everyday struggles? In what ways are you privileged? How might identifying these struggles and privileges help you find ways to enact social change?