I have been watching a series of education debates on YouTube that have been done by Micheala Community School, a British Charter School.
The debate topics are:
1.Personalised learning harms children
2. “No excuses” discipline works
3. Project-based learning prepares children for the 21st century
4. Schools should do “Whatever it takes”
5. Performance – Related pay is damaging
They are great debates.
Do yourself a favour and pick one to watch. (Sorry Molly Meldrum)
Before you do, ruminate on this cartoon.
and this one.
I love the scoring system for the debates.
At the start they ask the audience what they already believe about the topic.
Eg “No excuses” discipline works. – The audience was 60 – 20 in favour of that statement before the debate.
At the end of the debate they ask the audience “Who has changed their minds?”
Well worth a look. Refer to No.3