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- April 1, 2019
- Posted by: Malcolm Harrison
- Category: Uncategorized
Why debating is important in developing skills for the real world?
Despite conducting the CIS debate competition at a time during students’ busy academic schedules, there are many reasons why such activities should play a key role in their education.
Throughout the world, researchers are linking improved academic success directly to participation in activities that allow for self-expression, like debates, for example. Debate students in particular excel in written and oral communication and greatly improve their reading comprehension, sometimes by as much as 25 percent more than their peers.
Furthermore, children learn to work part of a group as a result of sharing ideas, they respond to what others’ say, and are able to negotiate their own position to achieving a successful shared outcome. Nevertheless, we should not underestimate the importance of students’ setting their own individual goals within the group, and see what they want to get out of such competitions to develop their use of English.
Forced to question and critique their own views and perspectives and those of others, students learn how to evaluate information and appreciate that which is different.
Here are the results of the competition: