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Debating Primary Teacher/Coach Professional Learning

Monday 5 March, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Aimed at coaches for the Schools’ Competition this workshop will focus on the following topics: Analysis of topics. Brainstorming and organising arguments. Use of evidence and statistics. Brief introduction to fallacies. Listening and responding: effective rebuttal techniques. A certificate of attendance for 3 PL hours including AITSL standards will be provided to all participants. Can’t make the workshop time or need something different? Debating SA can also come to your school to run this or a specially tailored workshop. Cost…

Debating Secondary Teacher/Coach Professional Learning

Tuesday 6 March, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Aimed at coaches for the Schools’ Competition this workshop will focus on the following topics: Analysis of topics. Brainstorming and organising arguments. Use of evidence and statistics. Brief introduction to fallacies. Listening and responding: effective rebuttal techniques. A certificate of attendance for 3 PL hours including AITSL standards will be provided to all participants. Can’t make the workshop time or need something different? Debating SA can also come to your school to run this or a specially tailored workshop. Cost…

Schools’ Competition Registrations Close

Friday 9 March

Entries for the Schools' Competition close today. Please be sure to register online at https://www.debatingsa.com.au/enter

Prepare a Debate Seminar

Saturday 17 March, 10:30am to 4:30pm

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

Voice and Presentation Seminar (Morning)

Saturday 24 March, 10:30am to 1:00pm

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

Voice and Presentation Seminar (Afternoon)

Saturday 24 March, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Adjudicator Training Weekday Series Day 1

Tuesday 3 April, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Interested in becoming an adjudicator? Love debating? Have you heard about the wonderful family of adjudicators we have here at Debating SA? If so, join us! We are running 3 nighttime training sessions to introduce you to Debating and the wonderful world of debating in our competition. RSVP via the details above and we will send you more information if required. You must attend all three Tuesday sessions to complete the training. If you cannot attend the three Tuesday sessions…

Fallacies Seminar

Saturday 7 April, 10:30am to 12:00pm

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!

Evidence and Reasoning Seminar

Saturday 7 April, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

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.

Rebuttal Seminar

Saturday 7 April, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Highly recommended for all beginner 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.

Adjudicator Training Weekday Series Day 2

Tuesday 10 April, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This is the second day in a series of adjudicator training workshops. Please register via Day 1 here.

Debating Adjudicator Training (Saturday session)

Saturday 14 April, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Interested in becoming an adjudicator? Love debating? Have you heard about the wonderful family of adjudicators we have here at Debating SA? If so, join us! We are running a whole day training session to introduce you to Debating and the wonderful world of debating in our competition. RSVP via the details above and we will send you more information if required. If you cannot attend this session, you can also attend the series of three Tuesday sessions (must attend…

Adjudicator Training Weekday Series Day 3

Tuesday 17 April, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This is the third day in a series of adjudicator training workshops. Please register via Day 1 here.

Senior Debater Training Seminar: Advanced Case Preparation

Wednesday 2 May, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Want to beat the opposition? Then learn how to be the best debater at our Senior Debating Seminar. Learn the trade secrets, identify/practise counter-arguments, understand all the fallacies of reasoning and become the best debater in the competition. This training seminar will give you the ‘leg up’ in the competition. Have your chance to ask the questions you want answered by speaking with our Training and Development Officer about developing research ideas, learn how to source the best materials and…

Senior Adjudicator Training

Saturday 5 May, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Round 1 at Pembroke Middle School

Tuesday 8 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 1 at Adelaide High School Venue 1

Wednesday 9 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 1 at Pulteney Grammar School

Tuesday 15 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 1 at Adelaide High School Venue 2

Wednesday 16 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 1 at Grange Primary School

Thursday 17 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 2 at Pembroke Middle School

Tuesday 29 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 2 at Adelaide High School Venue 1

Wednesday 30 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 2 at Pulteney Grammar School

Tuesday 5 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 2 at Adelaide High School Venue 2

Wednesday 6 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 2 at Grange Primary School

Thursday 7 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 3 at Pembroke Senior School

Tuesday 19 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 3 at Adelaide High School Venue 1

Wednesday 20 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 3 at Pulteney Grammar School

Tuesday 26 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 3 at Adelaide High School Venue 2

Wednesday 27 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 3 at Grange Primary School

Thursday 28 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 4 at Pembroke Middle School

Tuesday 31 July, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 4 at Adelaide High School Venue 1

Wednesday 1 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 4 at Pulteney Grammar School

Tuesday 7 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 4 at Adelaide High School Venue 2

Wednesday 8 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 4 at Grange Primary School

Thursday 9 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 5 at Pembroke Middle School

Tuesday 21 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 5 at Adelaide High School (Year 10 teams only)

Wednesday 22 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 5 at Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus

Thursday 23 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 5 at Pulteney Grammar School

Tuesday 28 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Round 5 at Grange Primary School

Thursday 30 August, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Year 8 and 9 Quarter Finals

Tuesday 4 September, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Year 10 and Senior Quarter Finals

Wednesday 5 September, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Year 6/7, Year 8 and 9 Semi Finals

Tuesday 11 September, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Year 10 and Senior Semi Finals

Wednesday 12 September, 6:40pm to 9:30pm

Grand Finals

Saturday 22 September, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Debating Award Presentations

Friday 2 November, 12:00am
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