Week 11 Dare to Disagree - Margaret Heffernan TED Talk Discussion Response

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Question Description

For this discussion, please watch the TED talk below:


Then, answer the following questions:

1. What is Heffernan's main argument? Why does she think it is important?

2. How does disagreement lead to better partnerships? What kind of examples does Heffernan provide to prove that?

3. In the end, are you convinced? What kind of rhetorical strategies did she use to convince you or fail to use?

Additional Requirements

  1. goal and approach should be meaningful interaction rather than meeting minimum point requirements.

Tutor Answer

School: University of Maryland


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Response – Margaret Heffernan
Heffernan’s Main Argument and its Significance
The main argument Margaret Heffernan raises is the need for researchers, students, and
even children to maximize their thinking in any given situation in order to validate a given
practice or belief. She emphasizes the need for people to reason out all the possible ways to do
things. Taking an example of Allen Stewart and her method of childhood cancer management for
over 25 years in the United States, Heffernan explains why we need collaborative thinking which
may seem to raise a conflict of ideology but in the long run, will prove to be constructive and
very essential. Allen and George began coll...

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