Taking the Next Step in Coaching Students
Friday 26 March, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
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.
- The importance of clear and critical thinking when coaching debates. Every debate has two sides and how to guide students when it may appear (but is not actually the case!) that your team has the harder case to debate.
- How to identify both poor and excellent arguments in a debate, and how to guide students to correct and improve poor reasoning.
- Fallacies of argument – what coaches need to know and activities to guide students to be master identifiers of fallacious arguments.
A certificate of attendance for 3 Professional Learning hours will be provided to all participants.