Sunday, July 1, 2007

World Schools Debate: Water is More Important than Oil

PHOTO: Participants pose

This debate took place at the Korea High School Debate Championship, August 2006. It was part of the judge training program that preceded the tournament. Judges had received World Schools Debating Championship training from chief adjudicator Bojana Skrt of Slovenia. After that they judged this debate and were evaluated based on their scores and reasons for decision.

The motion was: this house believes that water is more important than oil.

The participants were:
Alfred Snider, Professor, University of Vermont, USA
Jason Jarvis, Assistant Dean, Korea Development Institute Graduate School of Public Policy and Management
Omar Salahuddin, Professor, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Serena Turley, Debate Coach, California State University Fullerton, USA
Jake Meany, Debater, University of Vermont, USA
Irma Nazarah, Debater, International Islamic University, Malaysia

The chair was Loke Wing Fatt, Director, Society of Associated Intertertiary Debaters, Singapore

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1 comment:

  1. Dear Sirs,

    May I introduce myself as the Learning Systems Developer for Southampton Solent University in the UK.
    One of our academic staff has directed her students to this page to view the video of the debate.
    This is quite a large file and takes time to download.

    Would you be happy to give permission to Southampton Solent University to download the video, convert the format to streamed flash video and upload to our institutional VLE for one module of study such that the students in question can more easily access and view the video.
    Access would be only for these students not published out the the general public in any way.

    I look forward to your response.

    Kind Regards
    Roger Emery
    Learning Systems Developer

    Learning Technology Unit (LTU)
    Southampton Solent University
    East Park Terrace
    SO14 0YN

    Telephone: +44 (0)23 80319778
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