Monday, 3 October 2016

Debate: Children over the age of 8 should be allowed to vote

We finished off last term with a bang! Well, actually a court session. A court session which involved debating four hot topics which the learners had constructed, researched and planned debates around. 

Each debate lasted 8 - 12 minutes and each team worked together to peer assess the other teams using this rubric. 

Watch the full debate for "Children over the age of 8 should be allowed to vote" staring, Charlie, Faith, Curie, Shanya, Pativai and Carmen. 

Watch the debate for " Animals should be kept in cages" staring, Georgia, Maya Elijah, Charlotte, Holly and Ashleigh. 

1 comment:

  1. What a great way to show your understanding of persuasive writing through persuasive debating!! This is really hard but it shows real understanding of mulitiple perspectives, listening to others, researching to provide evidence to inform your position, challenging your viewpoints by having to argue another side to the issue. You all did so well and I think that when you view the debate again, you will be able to do a very critical self assessment of what you would do next time. Remember a debate is visual and engaging so think of what you could do to make it more compelling. I saw moments of passion in your topics and strong rebuttal. A debate requires you to listen to the other side and take notes of what you could rebut, to strengthen YOUR side's position. I loved the fact that you constructed the topics and they were such relevant ideas to your lives as future leaders and citizens of the world. Keep up challenging and questioning and debating as these are great skills for the future. Thank you for providing a lens into your thinking!