Chrysi Rapanta

Postdoctoral Researcher, ArgLab, IFL, FCSH-UNL /


Academic Degrees

PhD in Communication Sciences (2011). Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Cantoni. Committee Ext. Members: Prof. Douglas Walton, CRRAR, University of Windsor (CA) & Prof. Michael Baker, CNRS-TELECOM, ParisTech, Paris (FR)

Phd Dissertation: Communication processes in eLearning design and development: an interaction analysis approach.

DEA (equivalent to Masters of Philosophy) in Pedagogy and Psychopedgogy (2006). University of Granada, Spain

BA in Psychology (2004). Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Academic Expertise and Research interests

Argumentation analysis and assessment; Adult learning; Collaboration; Design processes; Intercultural Communication


Current Research Projects

Learning in Communities of Practice: an argumentative approach to educational praxis. FCT postdoctoral grant, SFRH/BPD/109331/2015


Latest Publications

Articles in Peer-reviewed journals

  • Rapanta, C. & Macagno, F. (2016). Argumentation methods in educational contexts. Introduction to the special issue. International Journal of Educational Research, 79, 142-150.

  • Rapanta, C. & Walton, D. (2016). The use of argument maps as an assessment tool in higher education. International Journal of Educational Research, 79, 211-220.

  • Rapanta, C. & Walton, D. (2016). Identifying paralogisms in two ethnically different contexts at University level. Revista Infancia y Aprendizaje, 39(1), 119-149.

  • Rapanta, C. & Hample, D. (2015). Orientations to interpersonal arguing in the United Arab Emirates with comparisons to the United States, China and India. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 44(4), 263-287.

  • Rapanta, C. & Badran, D. (2015). Same but different: Perception of interpersonal arguing in two Arabic populations (UAE & Lebanon). Journal of Media Critiques, 1(2), 119-131.

  • Rapanta, C., Garcia-Mila, M., & Gilabert, S. (2013). What is meant by argumentative competence? An integrative review of methods of analysis and assessment in education. Review of Educational Research, 83(4), 483-520.

Conference Proceedings (selected)

  • Rapanta, C. (2016). Are you ready to collaborate? An adaptive measurement of students´ arguing skills before expecting them to learn together. In Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, 13-16 September, Lyon, France.

  • Rapanta, C. & Garcia-Mila, M. (2014). Current trends in educational research on argumentation. What comes after Toulmin? In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the Society for the Study of Argumentation, 1-4 July, Amsterdam.

  • Rapanta, C. (2013). How do young Arab Emiratis argue? In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment, 10-13 January, Doha, Qatar.

  • Rapanta, C. (2011). Argumentation and design deliberation: a mutual relationship. In F. Zenker (Ed.), Argumentation: Cognition and Community. Presented at the 9th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), 18-21 May, Windsor, Ontario.

  • Rapanta, C., Schadewitz, N., & Holden, G. (2010). Design and communication patterns observed in an eLearning design team: A case-study. In Proceedings of ED-MEDIA Conference, 28 June-2 July, Toronto, Canada.

  • Rapanta, C., Botturi, L. & Schmeil, A. (2010). Understanding team design communication through the designers’ eye: a descriptive-analytic approach. In Proceedings of DRS2010- Design Research Society Conference, July 7-9, Montreal, Canada.


Latest Conference Presentations

  • 2015: Paper presentation at the 1st European Conference on Argumentation, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • 2014: Paper presentation at the International Society for the Study of Argumentation Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • 2014: Paper presentation at the Towards a Sustainable Excellence: Leading a Successful Transformation Conference, Dubai, UAE.

  • 2013: Paper presentation at the 4th International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment, Doha, Qatar.

  • 2012: Paper presentation at the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference of Association for Business Communication, Seoul, Korea (2nd best paper award).


The complete CV can be found here


All Events

Assimakis Tseronis, 16 October 2017, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Multimodal Argumentation: Building Bridges between Argumentation…

October 16, 2017

Andrés Soria Ruiz, 13th October 2017, 11h

Talk by Andrés Soria Ruiz, Institut Nicod | Fr. 13.10.2017…

October 13, 2017

Andy Clark, 13th October 2017, 16:15.

Andy Clark on Expecting the World: Prediction, Action, and the…

October 13, 2017

Workshop on Legal evidence and argumentation

The workshop aims at exploring the notion of expert-based evidence…

October 11, 2017

RIP Seminar with Rob Clowes, 4th October 2017 at 16h.

Mind & Cognition RIP Seminar on Material Agency and Strong…

October 04, 2017

Marcin Lewiński, 2 October 2017, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Disagreeing, misunderstanding and strawmanning"

October 02, 2017

Sérgio Mascarenhas, Trumping Truth, 16:00 Sala 606 Torre B

Value Seminar Talk by Sérgio Mascarenhas (CEDIS-FDUNL) on "Trumping Truth"

September 29, 2017

Anna Ciaunica, The Touched Self, 16:30 - 18:00

Mind & Cognition Seminar: The Touched Self: Proximal Intersubjectivity and…

September 19, 2017

Values in Argumentation – Values of Argumentation, 28-29 June 2017

International conference

June 28, 2017

Dima Mohammed, 30 May 2017, 10h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "The multiple issues in a public…

May 30, 2017

Marianne Doury, 16 May 2017, 10h

ArgLab Research Colloquium} "The argumentative reference to the rule of…

May 16, 2017

David H. Zarefsky, Monday 8 May 2017, 12h


May 08, 2017

Henrike Jansen, 2 May 2017, 10h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Strategic manoeuvring in the judge’s argumentation…

May 02, 2017

Andrea Ruggeri, 18/20 April 2017, 10h

1st IFILNOVA Conference on Political and Moral Philosophy

April 18, 2017

Argumentation and energy policies: Theoretical considerations, empirical results

ArgLab International Workshop

March 30, 2017

Robert Clowes, 21 March 2017, 10h

ArgLab Research Colloquium

March 21, 2017

Larry S. Temkin, 7 March 2017, 10h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Rethinking the Good—A Small Taste"

March 07, 2017


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