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The international doctoral school “Scientific Reasoning and Argumentation” is an interdisciplinary PhD project, involving research from medicine, education, psychology, social work, media informatics, mathematics and biology. REASON aims to promote 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 Special Interest Groups (SIG).