Debating has long been shown to strengthen student’s higher order and critical thinking skills, whilst developing personal delivery and presentation skills. Debating skills are transferable across all areas of the curriculum, as learners deepen their ability to think rationally, construct reasoned arguments and gather evidence to back-up viewpoints. This series of three workshops is suitable for students who are new to the craft, as well as those students who wish to extend and strengthen their skills.
Students will work with experienced QTU debaters as they learn how to structure, deliver and formulate arguments in a compelling manner; and will have the opportunity to participate in some in-house debates along the way!
Location: Queensland Academies, Creative Industries Campus (61 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove)
Date: Thursday, 19 October; 2 and 16 November, 2017 (3 sessions in total)
Time: 4.00 – 6.00 pm
Cost: $75 (includes all 3 sessions)
Students are required to wear comfortable clothes, enclosed shoes, with hair tied back, and bring a drink. All other materials are supplied.
This workshop seeks to:
- explicitly explore the concept of causation
- strengthen independence skills and attitudes
- provide students with the opportunity to develop thinking skills including those associated with analysis.
Workshop Links to the Australian Curriculum
Reflecting on thinking and processes
In developing and acting with critical and creative thinking, students:
- think about thinking (metacognition)
- reflect on processes
- transfer knowledge into new contexts.