Course Description

This course is simply a mechanism to enable you to obtain the Reasoning App separately from any other course or workshop.

The Reasoning App is a PowerPoint file which has built into it support for argument mapping.

Who's the Reasoning App for?

The Reasoning App is for anyone who wants to do argument mapping in Microsoft Office.

The Reasoning App is also available for free in the Argument Mapping Short Course ($49), where you can:

  • Access a set of 6 lessons on Argument Mapping.
  • Watch videos in which Dr. Tim van Gelder presents the lessons, plus additional material (coming soon)
  • Test yourself on quizzes
  • Use the discussion forum
  • Get a Certificate of Completion you can display on LinkedIn


The App requires PowerPoint 2010 or later for Windows.

The App is not available for PowerPoint on a Mac.

vG&M Team

van Gelder & Monk courses are developed and taught by our team collaborating in various combinations.Dr. Tim van Gelder is a philosopher and cognitive scientist with expertise in reasoning and critical thinking. He is a founder of, and a Principal Consultant with, van Gelder & Monk; a Principal Fellow (Associate Professor) at the University of Melbourne; and Foreign Advisor, Critical and Creative Thinking Education, to the Ministry of Education, China. He has provided consulting and training services to many large organisations. He is known around the world for his work in critical thinking and the development of methods and tools for improving reasoning. Dr. Richard de Rozario is an applied epistemologist specialising in risk. He is a principal Consultant with van Gelder & Monk. He has worked in areas such as risk analysis, business analysis and schedule optimisation, and taught hundreds of workshops in related areas. Richard studied computer information systems in the USA and holds a post-graduate diploma in Market Modelling from Swinburne University, as well as a PhD in Applied Ontology from the University of Melbourne. Sujai Thomman is an Associate with van Gelder & Monk and our general manager of online learning. He holds degrees in economics, politics and Chinese, and is himself a voracious consumer of online learning in various formats.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Reasoning App

    • Download the Reasoning App

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