Climate goals, argumentation, evidence

Take your first steps into the argumentation domain to join the debate on climate goals.

The main goal of this course is to teach you basic knowledge and skills in argumentation.

You will be engaged in co-constructing evidence-based justifications as well as in analyzingexisting justifications in search of argumentation fallacies. Individual work as well as group-based work will allow you to practice.

You will analyze climate-related articles (published in scientific literature but also in the news) and will extract the implicit underlying arguments and provide their analysis.

Ultimately, this course will help you to develop basic argumentative skills needed to critically join the debate in society on climate goals.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • describe fundamental concepts related to argumentation
  • identify argumentation elements
  • analyze the strength of arguments
  • create founded and explained basic arguments.


MOOCs are courses that are open to everyone, regardless of background or professional occupation. They do not require any prior knowledge and you can start and complete them whenever you want. The courses are given online and are completely free of charge. The course language is often English.

You can not include a MOOC in your degree or get university credits for it. The purpose of MOOC is to provide greater opportunities for people throughout the country to study further or to change careers during the course of their lives.

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Climate goals, argumentation, evidence

Open for the Climate

This MOOC is developed within the project Open for the Climate.

Learn more about the project