COLLABORATIVE DEBATING - HEAR IT FROM THE KIDS!

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On Wednesday I ran yet another Collaborative Debating workshop, this time for the Yr 9s at Donvale Christian College. It is amazing to see how quickly young people can re-frame a debate from being adversarial to respectful once they are taught how to do this. 

But don't take it from me - here it is from the students themselves: 

  • "The idea of Collaborative Debating is much better since it isn't about fighting the opposition but more about coming to an agreement." 
  • "I learnt that Collaborative Debating is about working together to resolve conflict, yet you can still disagree." 
  • "I liked how Collaborative Debating was less competitive and more about communication."
  • "I think Collaborative Debating helps the opposing sides to understand each other's statements without going straight to rebuttal. It was really informative."
  • "We gained a powerful insight on how we can change for the better."

Marg Hepworth is the "Go-To" for Collaborative Debating: Inquire at margaret@margarethepworth.com

 My Mindful Coordinator (MC) and timekeeper, doing a sterling job of maintaining respect throughout our debate.

My Mindful Coordinator (MC) and timekeeper, doing a sterling job of maintaining respect throughout our debate.

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