This morning, Mike Hosking of Newstalk ZB spoke to our principal investigator Stuart McNaughton about argumentation and empathy.
In the age of increasing digital classrooms, Woolf Fisher Research Centre director Stuart McNaughton said that learning how to argue and be more empathetic would help kids learn to think about other people’s positions.
Professor McNaughton is concerned the concept hasn’t been put in the foreground at schools, when it’s something people need to be good at.
“They don’t have to be separate from these things, you know, maths and science, you think about having a really good argument about fracking or drilling for oil or sustainability.”
Listen to the full interview here.