Chrysi Rapanta

Postdoctoral Researcher

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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

Philosophy of Education; 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

Selected articles in Peer-reviewed journals

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).


All Events

Virtualism and the Mind: Rethinking Presence, Representation and the Self

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Workshop "Virtualism and the Mind"

April 23, 2018

João Leite, 16 April 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "An Online Social Debating System"

April 16, 2018

Klaus Gärtner, 20 Mar, 2018, 14.30h to 15.30h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"4E Cognition: Radical or…

March 20, 2018

Javier Gonzalez de Prado Salas, 19 March 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Reasoning as a self-doubter"

March 19, 2018

Erich Rast, 16.3., Sala 1.05 ID, 16h

Value Seminar Session with Erich Rast, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 16, 2018

Value Seminar Marcin Lewiński, Sala 105 ID 16h

Value Seminar with Marcin Lewiński, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 09, 2018

Value Seminar Dima Mohammed, Sala 105 ID 16h

Value Seminar with Dima Mohammed, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 02, 2018

Paul Smart, 28 Feb, 2018, 17h to 18h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Dream Machines: Predictive Processing,…

February 28, 2018

Maciej Witek, 5 March 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Illocution and accommodation in the functioning…

February 20, 2018

Paula Olmos, 19 February 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Narratives in Scientific Justificatory Practice"

February 19, 2018

Stéphane Dias, 5 February 2018, 17h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Communicative agency - an enterprise in…

February 05, 2018

Discussing Davidson Colloquium, 26 JAN 2018, 10:30 - 18:00

International colloquium | The philosophy of Donald Davidson

January 26, 2018

Andri Christodoulou, 11 Dec 2017, 16h30

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Using argumentation as a tool for…

December 11, 2017

Elisabetta Montanari, 27 Nov 2017, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Learning Consistency Via Argumentation"

November 27, 2017

Dina Mendonça, Fr 27 Nov 17 Sala 606 TB, 16h

Dina Mendonça on the Role of Reflexivity and Meta-Emotions in…

November 24, 2017

The 1st European Conference on Argumentation

International Conference | Argumentation and Reasoned Action

June 09, 2015


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