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dr. J.A. van Laar

University lecturer


How to engage is a good discussion? In this project we develop apps on the basis of insights from argumentation and deliberation theory. They facilitate students to strike a right balance between cooperation and competition (criticism) in various forms of deliberation, such as "deliberative negotiation" and "deliberative debate." Next, the app enables students to experiment themselves with designing discussions. The project aims at easy to apply educational modules for high school, vocational education and university programmes. 

More information can be found at:

Deliberation method, for "deliberative negotiation," Meeting Ground (Dutch: "Tussenweg"), as used in various university courses
Deliberatiemethode voor "deliberatief onderhandelen," Tussenweg zoals gebruikt op het voortgezet onderwijs en universiteit
Last modified:20 September 2019 1.42 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Boteringestraat 52
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands