Classroom Debates: Turn Them Into an Effective Teaching Tool - Florence

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Course Description

School debates are a rising star in the interests of teachers, and the reasons for this are numerous and clear: debates increase students’ engagement and sensitivity towards delicate issues, and help them acquire new researching skills. However, although this activity always had a space in many schools systems around the world, it is fairly new for the European schools.

This course provides specific tools for teachers to activate, facilitate, and dig deeper into meaningful discussions that lead to learning.

As a participant, you will acquire all the tools to introduce debates in your teaching practice, both as a “stand alone” activity meant to enhance soft skills (such as active listening, researching, empathy, public speaking) and as part of your curriculum. You will learn to energize discussions that will improve student engagement, develop critical thinking skills, and deepen understanding and appreciation for diverse views.

The instructor will provide discussion tools and model exercises to enliven classrooms and ensure that all voices are heard, by demonstrating ways for listening and responding to one another with empathy so that all students’ values and needs are respected. Finally, you will become familiar with creating a lesson plan for a debate, as well as evaluation tools, and you will be able to provide your students with all the tips that they need to excel in their debate! After an intense week of practice—where you will plan, analyze, participate and evaluate debates—you will feel confident in implementing debates and take advantage of all the amazing benefits in your classroom.

Continue reading: Discover the learning outcomes and the tentative schedule of this course.

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Course categories: Creativity and Soft Skills and Classroom Management

Creativity and Soft Skills: By fostering critical thinking and communicative abilities, an educator can develop better relationships with students, colleagues, and students’ parents, thus obtaining higher learning outcomes. If you want to expand both your creative thinking and storytelling skills, you should check out our Creativity and Soft Skills courses. They can help you design stimulating activities which aim to promote entrepreneurship and collaboration among your students.

Classroom Management: Do you want your students to be more focused in class? Thanks to the new educational techniques (such as the flipped classroom, project-based learning, remote teaching, collaborative learning, student-centered learning) your students will participate in class with more enthusiasm creating a fruitful and healthier classroom environment. In our Classroom Management courses, you will enhance your ability to include students with special needs and motivate everyone. Furthermore, you will have the chance of learning how to manage a multicultural classroom and prevent possible conflicts.



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01.11.2021 > 06.11.2021
06.12.2021 > 11.12.2021
03.01.2022 > 08.01.2022
07.02.2022 > 12.02.2022
07.03.2022 > 12.03.2022
04.04.2022 > 09.04.2022
02.05.2022 > 07.05.2022
06.06.2022 > 11.06.2022
04.07.2022 > 09.07.2022
01.08.2022 > 06.08.2022
05.09.2022 > 10.09.2022
03.10.2022 > 08.10.2022
07.11.2022 > 12.11.2022
05.12.2022 > 10.12.2022
02.01.2023 > 07.01.2023
06.02.2023 > 11.02.2023
06.03.2023 > 11.03.2023
03.04.2023 > 08.04.2023
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03.07.2023 > 08.07.2023
07.08.2023 > 12.08.2023
04.09.2023 > 09.09.2023
02.10.2023 > 07.10.2023
06.11.2023 > 11.11.2023
04.12.2023 > 09.12.2023

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