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CANCELLED: Voice and Presentation Seminar (Morning)

A fun and exciting seminar, students will learn how to be more animated and engaging speakers through a range of games and learning activities.

Debating Primary Teacher/Coach Professional Learning

Aimed at coaches for the Schools’ Competition this workshop will focus on the following topics: 1. Introduction to debating and expectations of students. 2. Guiding students to brainstorm and organise arguments. 3. Use of evidence and statistics. 4. Brief introduction to fallacies. 5. Rebuttal techniques for students. A certificate of …

Debating Secondary Teacher/Coach Professional Learning

Aimed at coaches for the Schools’ Competition this workshop will focus on the following topics: 1. Introduction to debating and expectations of students. 2. Guiding students to brainstorm and organise arguments. 3. Use of evidence and statistics. 4. Brief introduction to fallacies. 5. Rebuttal techniques for students. A certificate of …

Definition Debates Seminar

A definition debate is one where the two teams disagree on the meaning of the topic. This type of debate is often complex and confusing for debaters. In this practical hands-on seminar we will present you with the opportunity to engage with and discuss strategies around how to handle this …

Evidence and Reasoning Seminar

A key part of debating is providing evidence to support your case. This seminar will help you to ensure that you use evidence correctly and effectively.

Fallacies Seminar

What are fallacies? How can they help you to develop better arguments and improve your rebuttal? Come along to this fun and interactive seminar and find out!

Prep for Short Prep Workshop

This workshop will guide participants through the process of preparing a short preparation debate, in the allocated 90 minutes. At the conclusion of the preparation time, students will have the opportunity to debate and/or discuss their prepared arguments with our team of expert adjudicators. It is strongly recommended that students …

Prepare a Debate Seminar

Suitable for beginners (Primary and Year 8), the Prepare a Debate seminar will provide you with the opportunity to prepare and present a debate to an adjudicator and receive feedback in preparation for the upcoming debating season.

Rebuttal Seminar

Highly recommended for all Primary School debaters this seminar will take you through the most popular techniques of rebuttal. We will teach you some fun games that you can play with your team to help improve your rebuttal skills.

Taking the Next Step in Coaching Students

Unlike many other co-curricular activities that coaches may take on in a school, debating requires active facilitation by a coach who has a critical ear and knowledge of some argumentation theory. This workshop aims to provide an opportunity for participants to upskill themselves in critical listening and coaching. Workshop outcomes …