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The International Graduate Program “Scientific Reasoning and Argumentation” is an international and interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, with Faculty from Educational and Developmental Psychology, Biology Education, Medical Education, Mathematics Education, Computer Science and Social Work. It aims at the advancement of scientific knowledge on the development and promotion of reasoning and argumentation skills in science and mathematics from preschool age to adulthood. The research foci include (1) the domain-specificity of scientific reasoning and argumentation, (2) the Cognition-Emotion interface, (3) the role of social context and (4) the advancement of scientific reasoning and argumentation skills through (computer supported) collaborative learning. These topics are also investigated by our Special Interest Groups (SIG).