The Fundamentals of Debating

Life skills20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Through our virtual debating clubs students will learn to communicate effectively and persuasively.
Students will be encouraged to think critically and creatively, considering big topics from multiple perspectives and analysing key stakeholders in a variety of motions.
You will collaborate with other students from diverse backgrounds, ultimately developing their empathy, resilience and core confidence.
Sarah HayterHost: Debate Mate Virtual is part of Debate Mate, an innovative global social business with 13 years of experience that employs elite debate mentors to teach the skills of communication and leadership in schools and businesses across the world. On this course, your child will be mentored by two mentors, such as Sarah and Gina. Both have 5+ years of experience mentoring with Debate Mate, having run debating clubs virtually and in schools across the UK and beyond.

Our Fundamentals of Debating course teaches students the core skills of debating - argumentation, persuasion and rhetoric.

Our highly-interactive sessions are structured around group activities and games led by our expert university mentors. Throughout the course, students will learn how to debate sophisticated motions spanning sports, politics and morality, and will leave with improved confidence, teamwork and critical thinking.

Visit DebateMate to learn more about Debating and the courses they offer to really expand your knowledge and develop your skills!

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

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Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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