Tainer: 
Mr. Christian Achrainer
Language Of Instruction: 
English
Target Group: 
Graduates
Master Students
PhD Candidates
Duration: 
One Day (9:00am- 4:00pm)
Module Code: 
SA-11
Content: 
  • · Participants will be introduced to the concept “Oxford debate”, a structured and regulated form of verbally discussing controversial questions.

    · Participants will be provided with guidelines to formulate and illustrate individual statements during a debate.

    · Participants will be provided with guidelines to structure an argumentation line as a team.

    · Participants will take part in a number of exercises to practice the theoretical input.

    · Participants will practice their argumentation skills by taking part in two “Oxford debates”.

    · Please note: The focus of the workshop is NOT on written, scientific argumentation (e.g. in academic papers) but several elements can also be applied for this purpose.

    · Target group: The workshop addresses everyone who wants to improve her/his ability to convince others

     

 

 

Learning Outcome: 

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

· overall: become more convincing in debates

· learn how to formulate a statement

· learn how to illustrate an argument

· learn how to bring arguments in an order

· learn how to structure an argumentation line

· get used to sticking to rules within a debate

· practice and improve argumentation skills by taking part in debates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organizational Remarks: 

 

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Training methods: debating exercises (formulating and illustrating arguments, countering statements & structuring an argumentation line), group work (preparing the debate), Oxford debates

 

 

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Training methods: debating exercises (formulating and illustrating arguments, countering statements & structuring an argumentation line), group work (preparing the debate), Oxford debates

 

Training methods: debating exercises (formulating and illustrating arguments, countering statements & structuring an argumentation line), group work (preparing the debate), Oxford debates

 

 

 

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Training methods: debating exercises (formulating and illustrating arguments, countering statements & structuring an argumentation line), group work (preparing the debate), Oxford debates

 

 

 

 

Training methods: debating exercises (formulating and illustrating arguments, countering statements & structuring an argumentation line), group work (preparing the debate), Oxford debates

 

Necessary tools/materials: laptop & beamer, flip chart, white boards (ideally), space for 4 groups to brainstorm