2021.11.25 (목)

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Introduction of debate club in our school

- 월요일의 토론클럽 -

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Debate is a most efficient method to make students’ thoughts deep and wide.

Therefore, there are club in our school called ‘월요일의 토론클럽’. As you can assume, this club has debates with each other. Today, let’s have a time to know more about our debate club, where various individuals clash with their ideas and arguments. 

 

First of all, it is important to know how our debate is progressing. Each member of the club watches a selected TED video which is about the motion of debate. After watching this video, members have time to change their opinions towards the TED video, and separate the team for debate. There is pro team and con team in every debate, so pro team consists of members who believe the motion of debate is right, and con team consists of members who think the motion is wrong. When the process of selecting each team is done, debate starts. First, the pro team makes an opening and it is followed by the con team’s opening. Second, the pro team presents an argument, and the con team makes a rebuttal about the proposition team’s argument. Third, the same process is done but the roles are changed, so this time the con team makes their argument followed by the pro team’s rebuttal. This process is done twice by each team because our club requires 2 main arguments that could support the team's idea to make it reasonable. 

 

This is introduction of the debate club, '월요일의 토론클럽'. I wish you could be more interested in this club. 

Moreover, there is one example of this debate, which is done with a controversial motion ; schools should allow students to choose their clothes. Debate club decided to share this debate as an example because it was mostly related to individual students more than other motions. The pro team made two points which is 1. every student has their own mind and right to choose, 2. students get stressed with uniforms. On the other hand, the con team also made two points ; preventing students from going the wrong way and wearing normal clothes makes us spend much more money. Both teams presented logical arguments that can persuade others. It was an animated discussion, because the rebuttal was also pointing out logical problems.