Debating across the curriculum

Debate is increasingly used as an extra-curricular activity in secondary schools. Many schools have debate clubs and enter teams into debating competitions. But debate can be more than this. It can be a powerful learning tool for all children when it is used in the classroom.

Some of the advantages of using debate across the curriculum are:

Teachers’ observations about the use of debate in the curriculum

When surveyed, teachers who use debate in the classroom reported the following benefits:-

Where can debate be used in the curriculum?

Everywhere!