I've been playing with aMap, a web 2.0 tool that enables you to construct a reasoned argument and then challenge your friends to contribute to the debate. It's pretty easy to use and could easily be set up as a home learning assignment. You can create an argument for up to 30 people and generate a Flash based animated widget for your website or blog. You can also invite argumentative types by email. Click the link above to take part in this argument about the importance of creativity to 21st century learning. Why not experiment with an opposing view to the one I expect you have? What's more important than creativity in education? Is creative learning the best way to attain exam success?
You can also buy printed examples of particular argument maps. There's nothing like a good old fashioned argument during the festive period I say!