Past Event

Deanna Kuhn Book Publishing and Signing Event

May 15, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

Event Brief

On May 15, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing and Due West Education would like to invite you to an informative talk and book-signing by Professor Deanna Kuhn from Columbia University Teachers College. Professor Kuhn will discuss the research in her most recent book, Argue with me: Argument as a path to developing students’ thinking and writing (Routledge, 2016). In the meantime, Teachers College alumna Dr. Wendy Goh and Teachers College Ph. D. candidate Ms. Yuchen Shi will also join the event and share their experiences in using the curriculum with students. Professor Kuhn will be available to sign copies of her book after the event.


Deanna Kuhn is a leading figure in the promotion of dialogue to develop students’ skills of argument – the foundation of critical thinking and writing. She holds a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, in developmental psychology and is a professor of psychology and education at Teachers College Columbia University. She has been editor of the journals Cognitive Development and Human Development, and co-editor of two editions of the Cognition, Perception and Language volume of the Handbook of Child Psychology. She has published widely in psychology and education, in journals ranging from Psychological Review to Harvard Educational Review, and is an author of 4 major books — The development of scientific thinking skillsThe skills of argumentEducation for thinking, and, most recently, Argue with me: Argument as a path to developing students’ thinking and writing (Routledge, 2016). Her research is devoted to identifying and determining how best to nurture the intellectual skills that will prepare young people for lifelong learning, working, and citizenship.

Dr. Wendy Goh graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2008 and holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science in Education. Wendy founded her own educational consultancy, Bancroft Associates, to advocate the use of innovative learning strategies in schools and workplaces alike. Her passion is to create learning contexts that motivate learners to think strategically and critically when faced with authentic, challenging scenarios in their personal lives and at the workplace. She conducts professional development seminars for educators, executives and students on the use of dialogic argumentation for learning. 

Yuchen Shi is currently a third year Ph. D. candidate in the Cognitive Science in Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds an Ed.M. degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research interests focus on the development of argumentive and reasoning skills during adolescence. She has been leading the research efforts of Dr. Deanna Kuhn’s argument curriculum in New York City over the past few years.