Do you think that you have quite a settled opinion on a matter and nevertheless happen to run into dead-ends during a discussion at times? Do you often find yourself playing the devil’s advocate to reach the bedrock reasons for defending a certain position? Are you interested in a broad range of topics and yet a friend of solid argumentation and sound logic? If you answered one or more of these questions in the affirmative, the upcoming event on debating will surely be right up your alley.
The debating workshop offers an introduction to English speaking university debating tradition, brought to you by experienced debaters. In this specific form of debate emphasis is put on content and arguments. In a nutshell, together with your team-partner you will be assigned either to defend or oppose a given (controversial) motion and prepare your short speeches in 15 minutes. This form of debating offers you an excellent platform to test and practise your everyday debating skills. You will be given the opportunity to debate interesting topics of political, societal or economic order and sharpen your views and arguments in those matters.
The art of debating will be taught by several internationally renowned trainers, among them former European and national champions. They will introduce this specific form of debating to you in a practical, step-by-step manner. Their valuable feedback and experience will provide you with the tools to structure your argumentation better, be more convincing in debates and, eventually, make you a better speaker.
Direction: Darian Heim and Joel O’Neill.
Speakers: Jeroen Heun, Anne Klaziena Valkerin, Luciën de Bruin (to be confirmed).
Participants: maximum 24 students from different scientific backgrounds .
Admission: Beyond a working knowledge of English there are no further restrictions or requirements for participation.
Time: Saturday, April 26 2014, 9.30 am to Sunday, April 27 2014, 4 pm.
Location: Seminarhotel Kreuz, Balsthal (→ Link…)