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Rationale®, is a program to structure thinking and writing skills.
Official web site: https://www.rationaleonline.com/
10-minutes Rationale Education Overview
Designed to guide students from basic brainstorming tasks toward evaluated reasoning and clear well-structured essays. By making argument maps, you visually display and scaffold the thinking process.
Included built in interactive tutorial and critical thinking e-book.
It helps students to
and teachers to
monitor and assess students’ thinking processes
Argument maps can also be shared, allowing collaborative online works.
Extended Essay Writing guide for students
Here you'll find twelve sets with theory and exercises designed to help you understand more about creating argument maps in Rationale. Along the way, we cover some basic concepts and principles of reasoning, writing and critical thinking.
The Tutorial Argument Mapping offers six lessons with exercises and quizzes for advanced students and go into more detail with respect to making and analyzing arguments.
These advanced exercises are designed to help you understand some important concepts used in reasoning and ascertaining knowledge. They are particularly helpful for use with the International Baccalaureate's Theory of Knowledge unit in the Diploma Programme and University programmes.
Timo, the master-mind and designer of Rationale, share with Hong Kong teachers the benefits of Rationale at the Learning and Teaching Expo 2014.
online e-Book version included in the subscription.
Buy the printed book on Amazon
1. Using Rationale to teach English (4.5 mins)
2. Using Rationale to teach Chinese (6 mins)