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Term 3/4 Debate Workshop @ BCC (14 wks)

14 weeks Debate Workshop starting from Week 2, Wed 3:30-5pm(Term 3 & 4). Location: BCC Central, MS5

  • Ended
  • 450 Australian dollars
  • Brindabella Christian College | Lyneham Campus

Program Description

"The leaders of the future are ex-debaters" (Forbes, 2014). For those who commit to speech and debate, it offers a lifetime of benefits. Debate teaches how to persuade, how to present clearly and how to connect with an audience. These skills are exactly what future employers will be looking for in their young employees. That comfort of speaking in front of others is useful in so many aspects of life, from interviews to school presentations to discussions in seminars. Beyond the skills built while students are speaking, the preparation for competition teaches critical thinking and research skills as well. It tests and builds that ability by enabling students to see both sides of the issue. Debaters learn to explain their own ideas, support their ideas with evidence and assess sources and viewpoints. Above all, debating is fun! It gives students a rare opportunity to take ownership of their own intellectual development. A great way of building collaboration and teamwork as well! Come and join our 14 weeks After School Debate Workshop on Wednesday 3:30pm starting from Week 2, 27 July. Throughout the term, there will be weekly instructions, speech preparation, in-class debate and teacher's individual feedback. There will be two levelled classes: Introductory level (Level 1 ) and Intermediate Level (Level 2). In the first nine weeks (Term 3) we follow 3 x 3 week cycles of "instructions-prep-debate" cycles. Each cycle begins with instructions/coaching and then time to plan for an in-class debate that will take time the following week. In the last five weeks (Term 4) we will focus on the application of the debating skills learnt in the last term with 2 x 2 week cycles. The individual teacher's feedback will be provided at the end of each debate. Meet the NPE Learning Facilitator: Alanna is an experienced teacher specializing in literature and composition. While teaching, she was a National Speech and Debate Association coach that qualified a state team three years in a row as well as qualifying two students to the national competition. She has a teaching degree from Indiana University in the United States and is currently pursuing her Master’s in education policy and leadership. Her goal is to support students in becoming lifelong learners by creating engaging and responsive content, and empower students to develop their own voices through writing and speaking.

Contact Details


Brindabella Christian College, Brigalow Street, Lyneham ACT, Australia