Teacher(s): Susan Nyatanga
We are always engaged in debates. Debate and discussion is a fundamental part of any democratic praxis and mastering the skills of debate will allow you to clearly and constructively convey your opinions and messages.
In this Folk High School Class you will learn to be comfortable in a debate and improve your skills within a broad range of debate and discussion techniques. The class will be split between research and actual, on the floor, debates within the researched themes and topics.
The art of reading, thinking, and speaking are brought into one place! Sticking to the core values, this class focuses on taking up issues through heated debates. Through this way of learning, students will reap significant intellectual benefits, and rewarding academic skills: quick thinking, sound argument, and confident speaking. In this class, one is placed in a position to argue not only their viewpoints but sometimes asked to argue from a perspective that they wouldn’t normally agree with. In this way, one can end up seeing perspectives of those they do not necessarily share the same viewpoints with.