Debating, instead of arguing, can help you defuse a rapidly escalating situation. Debating helps you to develop essential critical thinking skills – the ability to make reasoned and well thought out arguments in addition to questioning the evidence behind a particular stance or conclusion. This course can help build soft skills which are required at every stage in life. Constructive debate is also said to have a positive impact on the cognitive development of a child. Starting at a young age will make the students more confident and comfortable with expressing themselves later on and make public speaking less daunting.
Intro to debate
Why we need debate and how it basically works.
The format of debate and what is ARESI
How to make a point
Go over how to research a point, and impacting
Refuting and counterarguments
Learn how to successfully win an argument.
How to format your debate
Go over what each speaker does, and practice speaker roles.
Learn a background of a few debate topics for the tournament.
Debate Tournament Qualifiers
Preliminary rounds of the tournament.
Debate Tournament Finals
Time to find the Winner!