Barkl, Porter, and Ginns, (2012) explain the importance of reasoning as it relates to fluid intelligence and an individual’s capacity to broaden their understanding of knowledge. With the difficulty many students find in recognizing examples of reasoning, this teaching activity uses student descriptions of superheroes to teach inductive and deductive reasoning skills. Educators are provided with the instructions to conduct a 50-minute lesson to explain these skills, allow students to form and recognize their own examples of inductive and deductive reasoning, and variations on how to conduct this assignment in both the physical and online classroom environments.
Anderson, Christopher J.E.; Mueller, Emily A.; and Schneider, Alana C.
"Heroically Protecting Our Arguments: Using Superheroes to Teach Inductive and Deductive Reasoning,"
Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD: Vol. 4
, Article 8.
Available at: https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/discoursejournal/vol4/iss1/8