Description and Training Objectives
The debate method involves discussing a problem or trying to answer a question in the classroom, with the aim of cooperatively developing insights into the issue at hand and generating new questions. The discussion typically takes place with students divided into groups that cooperate to support, or refute, a statement or argument.
Discussion allows students to interact with the course content, gaining awareness of their own level of understanding, consolidating topics already studied and fostering cooperative learning.
In debate, students propose positions for or against an argument or concept and discuss; this also allows them to develop decision-making skills and critical thinking.
Public speaking encourages one to express oneself effectively and appropriately, with empathy and managing emotions and stress.