The Ethical Reasoning Challenge is a debate-style competition developed and produced by ThinkerAnalytix. In the competition, teams examine arguments for positions on common political and ethical issues under time pressure. Winners are decided not by which teams are most persuasive, but by the depth of understanding and engagement with the arguments that teams demonstrate.
Where argument mapping gives students the core skills they need to understand, evaluate, and engage arguments, the Ethical Reasoning Challenge gives students an opportunity to practice those skills in a format that more closely resembles real-life dialogue. If argument mapping is like basic drills, the Ethical Reasoning Challenge is like a scrimmage.