Debate Goals & Objectives

Fostering Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

DebatingAssociation Goals

  • To provide a significant training ground for the development of students communicative abilities.
  • To provide opportunities for students to practice and share their skill development.

Association Objectives

  • To create learning situations in which students develop proficiencies based on sound educational and communication theories.
  • To provide judges who will make judgements based on educational objectives and offer a critique which will help students achieve them.

Student Objectives

  • Skills
    A. To understand and communicate various forms of argument effectively in a variety of contexts.
    B. To develop the ability to analyze controversies, select and evaluate evidence, construct and refute arguments.
  • Debate

    Intellect
    A. To learn theories that seek to explain the process of communicating arguments with people.
    B. To clarify one's personal and social values through confrontation with the value judgements of others.
    C. To participate effectively in situations where decisions must be made.
  • Social
    A. Promoting school and community relations through participation in an intellectual activity.
    B. Meeting and interacting with students from other schools in the context of a social and intellectual activity.
    C. To realize the simultaneous opportunities for leadership and group participation.