Chrysi Rapanta

Postdoctoral Researcher

E-mail: crapanta@fcsh.unl.pt / xrysara@hotmail.com

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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).


Faculdade de Direito Universidade Nova de Lisboa