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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
Philosophy of Education; Argumentation analysis and assessment; Adult learning; Collaboration; Design processes; Intercultural Communication
Learning in Communities of Practice: an argumentative approach to educational praxis. FCT postdoctoral grant, SFRH/BPD/109331/2015
Selected 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. & Badran, D. (2016). Supporting Emirati females leadership skills through teaching them how to debate: Design, assessment and considerations. International Journal of Management Education, 14(2), 133-145.
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., 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.
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).
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