Adding a Dimension to Logic Diagramming

Goldstein, Laurence (2011) Adding a Dimension to Logic Diagramming. In: Blackburn, Patrick and van Ditmarsch, Hans and Manzano, Maria, eds. Tools for teaching logic : third international congress, TITTL 2011, Salamanca, Spain, June 1-4, 2011. proceedings. Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (6680). Springer, New York, pp. 101-108. ISBN 9783642213496. (Full text available)

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A blind learner needs some method other than Venn diagrams to test syllogisms for validity. I present here a sketch of a three-dimensional apparatus, Sylloid, invented to fill this need and to inculcate deep learning rather than the mere ability to get answers right. What one learns in the design process is then used in designing a successor, Son of Sylloid, for sighted users that is pedagogically superior to Venn diagrams. This dog-legged approach to materials design is of wide application: first design apparatus for a user, real or imagined, weak in one or more of Howard Gardner’s ‘intelligences’, then create a successor design for the non-deficient.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Logic, blind, syllogism, sylloid
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Laurence Goldstein
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 16:56 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 13:12 UTC
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