Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lecture - Debate Academy Training Model - Bojana Skrt & Alfred Snider - 3rd Better World Conference


Lecture - Debate Academy Training Model - Bojana Skrt & Alfred Snider - 3rd Better World Conference from Alfred Snider on Vimeo.
Training model: Debate academy, Alfred C Snider, University of Vermont, USA and Bojana Skrt, ZIP, Slovenia
The authors have held many debate training sessions throughout the world, such as in Europe, Southwest Asia, Northeast Asia and North America. During these nine years of experience a model of debate training has been developed that has come to be called the »Debate Academy« model. In this presentation we will outline the design and implementation of this model. First, we will discuss the basic design principles behind this model. Second, we will discuss implementational elements in the model. Third, we will discuss the results in terms of student achievement and evaluation. This model has already been copied, both in name and substance, by other debate training programs around the world, and we hope that this paper will help those individuals and organizations to appreciate the substance as well as the name.
Further details can be found at the conference websites:
Basic information at debate.uvm.edu/​debateblog/​better/​Welcome.html
News blog at betterworldconference.blogspot.com/
The conference was organized by the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor in Slovenia uni-mb.si/ , ZIP, Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga/Pro et contra, institute for culture of dialogue zainproti.com/ , and the World Debate Institute of the University of Vermont debate.uvm.edu/​debateblog/​wdi/​Welcome.html .
The organizers are grateful for the support of our sponsor QatarDebate qatardebate.org/ .
Thanks to organizers Boris Vezjak, Alfred Snider and Bojana Skrt. Special thanks to Peter Mesarec, Monica Sobocan and Aljoša Polšak. 
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