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Online by Zoom

24SUM HOL Secondary Debate 1 -Mark F

Phase 1. 1-to-6.

  • Starts 15 Jul
  • 190 British pounds


Service Description

Phase 1: 1-to-6 course. Phase 1 content. Our debate courses are hugely popular amongst our younger students. The students learn how to discuss, argue and debate in the English language. The course focuses on such areas as what makes a good debater, being able to plan a good debate, being able to use formal language and connectives in a speech and being able to plan and write a speech and debate it with other students. The students will learn how to discuss a variety of relevant topics and ideas, focusing on school, home and current affairs. These are all topics that are taught in schools and are further studied in GCSE English Language. This course can be seen as preparing students for the persuasive, discursive and informative tasks a student will be asked to undertake then. Sessions in this phase will introduce either a model for conducting a debate or a rhetorical technique. This material will be published in a Rise document to be circulated to the group in advance. Students will be asked to read this material before the lesson. Each session will begin with a brief exploration of this material (and a chance to answer questions) before we move into a debate, where the students will have the chance to apply the key concept or skill. They will also have the chance to work as a team to prepare their arguments. In each lesson, the members of the group will prepare an argument to present in response to the debating question. The debates will follow the procedures relevant to the particular debating model being used. Lesson 1: Key Concept or Debating Model: Truth and Opinion. Debating question: Social media sites actually damage society. They should be banned. Lesson 2: Key Concept or Debating Model: Compare and Con Debating question: Obesity is a major problem in countries around the world and obese people should be paid for losing weight. Lesson 3: Key Concept or Debating Model: Trusting Sources Debating question: Homework should be banned. Schools should fit the required amount of work into a normal 'working day'. Lesson 4: Key Concept or Debating Model: Persuasive Skills Debating question: Females should be given financial incentives to follow STEM subjects at university. Lesson 5: Key Concept or Debating Model: Analysis of Key Ideas Debating question: University should be free to everyone.

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