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Other than men and women, there are other categories under which humans can be recognised. These are:
Today a large population of the earth belongs to the second or first category. What the world needs today is the people from the third category and that is what debating is all about.
Debating is not just superficially arguing on something you find preposterous. The thing that matters is the change that it brings. From listening to experts debating to questioning the very existence of a rule or a custom teaches a person much more.
An incident in Germany that happened two years ago went like this: In Munich, Germany, an 18-year-old gunman killed nine people in July 2016. He reportedly was a fan of first-person shooter video games.
The above story has led many to worry that violent video games might be negatively affecting their children. Demands from various parts of the world to ban some games involving extreme violence has increased in the recent past.However, some people also say that just like TV shows, video games also takes one away from reality.
People defending it say that it is like living in their own world where they can battle zombies or rescue princesses.
Some video games are violent, but they feel that has nothing to do with a person’s behaviour.
Violence is originated from anger, or hate and the blame has been put on games just for the sake of blaming someone.Takeaways for students from Video Games Trigger Violent Behavior Debate:
It becomes extremely essential that before taking a decision or blaming the games, the people who play games the most are consulted. Children can have a healthy debate where they can come up with the positives and negatives of indulging in too much gaming.
A debate that I attended on the same topic had students who came up with points like:
Don't get surprised, the bunch of people thinking this is increasing day by day.
Also, there were points like:
The counterpart on the other side also came up with strong points like:
Takeaways for students from a Movies vs Books debate:
While some feel that grades keep them motivated to do well in exams, there are others who feel that they LOWER self-confidence, and they are an ABSURD method to measure a student's smartness.
There are incidents where some students attempted suicide because
Let’s say: Their parents were going to throw them on the streets if they couldn’t score As.
Then, there are those schools where doing homework and getting good grades was cool and as a result, there were so many students who dropped out, got bullied because of their grades.
A debate will help know the students’ viewpoints on:
Takeaways for students from Should Grades be Abolished debate:
The outcomes of the debate can be fruitful like:
Besides allowing students to flourish at their own pace and interests, this can help them realise the kind of person they want to be in life.
Art is the greatest science or science is the greatest art? Let the students decide that and convince each other about what they feel and why they feel so.
Takeaways for students from Science or Arts debate:
However, you must take care that at the end of the debate the students realise that science and arts are co-related. Basic concepts are a must to study in both the streams. Arts is also equally useful as that of science.
Technology is omnipresent.
Its presence in our lives has become such that it is now impossible to imagine living in a world without it.
Can technology replace teachers?
The answer to this question is complex. And it is important for students to have their say for or against it.
During the debate, you get their views on if the technology is developed enough that all educators are now redundant or do we still need teachers to guide us through education?
We realise that a teacher must not only provide knowledge but also guide, motivate and condition the students.
Takeaways for students from Should Teachers be replaced by Computers debate:
Some may say that a computer cannot replace human completely as technology is not so advanced and is not yet capable of competing with the human mind.
But the fact is at this point in time: computer and internet are a source of vast knowledge which students can receive. But can they replace teachers?
LET THE STUDENTS DEBATE!
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