Debating skills are fundamental for 21st-century skills such as communication and collaboration. This learning scenario helps learners to structure and organise their thoughts while improving their capacity to produce balanced and well-informed arguments. By the end of the learning scenario, students would have engaged in teacher-led debates as well as student-created/led debates about items from the Europeana collection.
Heathcliff’s students improved their debating skills:
- I can engage in a debate and identify where there is common ground, as well as the main issues of any disagreement.
- I can follow a debate which is complex in terms of linguistic, thematic and lexical content.
- I am confident in discussing my views with others.
- I can debate and support my argument without being judgmental and still being emphatic towards others.
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