Debating Skills

Democracy and Citizenship in Europe

Promoting debating skills

Debating may be easy to learn. Yet, it is challenging to master (Shuster & Meany, 2015, IX).

Training can support the confidence of educators to use debate in classrooms or schools, to identify and adapt resources, and unlock debating benefits for upper secondary students, democracy, and citizenship.

When you get, give, and when you learn teach. 

Maya Angelou

Basic Training for Teachers: Student Debate

It is a practical and certified introduction to debating in school free of charge. 

Through active and collaborative methodologies, the aim is to promote tools that may reinforce educators' mobilisation to begin or improve debating with upper secondary students. 

It is a 6 hours training course with two sessions (online version) or an one-day session (face-to-face version).

Training is scheduled with the national partners.

Teachers training
Teachers training

09 Countries

16 Editions

101 Schools

178 Educators

Teachers Assessment

What teachers say

 The training was really effective and to the point, especially the mock debate sessions, which offered info and practice to " newbies" as well. Teacher, Greece

Introducing the practice of debating into the school and establishing a structure that can grow. Teacher, Denmark 

Motivation definitively increased! Teacher, Denmark

It allowed me to feel more confident in running a formal student debate club. It also encouraged me to incorporate it more into the curriculum. Teacher, Türkiye




Debate Rulebook

Student Debate Rulebook

Options for upper-secondary students debate

This rulebook suggests a straightforward approach to student debate in the classroom and school. The options are pedagogically oriented for upper-secondary education allowing students to start debating and giving their best.

The rulebook was tested in different schools, countries, and an international debate event with 12 teams from 11 countries. 

Debating Skills

The worst thing is to rush into action before the consequences have been properly debated. Pericles

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