The Pedagogy of Argument seeks to develop learners who are connoisseurs of argument: They are skilled at healthy argument, enjoy argument, and choose to engage in arguments that support their growth. The pedagogy looks to allow room for passion to enter the conversation, while building the learners’ sense of agency. It differentiates between three main forms of dispute: The Debate (I aim to convince), The Negotiation (we aim to agree), and The Healthy Argument (I hope to learn). The pedagogy works with “argument-stories”. These are very short stories, read out-loud, designed to provoke an argument. Referring in particular to the book “Stories for the Sake of Argument”. Each of its 24 stories focus on an acute personal dilemma that emerges from a clash of values. In particular, the stories offer an emotional engagement with the “thick expressions” of “thin ideas” (Michael Walzer) – at a step removed from “real life”.