DEBATING

DEBATING

Debate is a method of formally presenting an argument in a structured manner through logical consistency, factual accuracy and some degrees of emotional appeal to the audience are vital elements in debating, where one side often prevails over the other party by presenting a superior context of the issue.
Learning to debate has end number of benefits in a student’s life. Through this, they improve their vocabulary section as well as listening skills to build their self esteem. The outcome of a debate may depend upon consensus or some formal way of reaching a resolution, rather than the objective facts.
We here at CMA go an extra mile to go beyond academics to tap the talents of the children. In this respect at the beginning of every session we decide on a few hobbies and ask the children to choose from them. Various current topics are given keeping in mind their age and class. Some of the topics were:
Sports are important for school going children. Prevention is better than cure Reading Books is important The role of a student in protecting the environment.
Children spoke for and against the topics. Some of the inputs given were really thought provoking. Some of the days the discussion would get going so tough that we had to balance the debate. We are privileged to be a part of this hobby and hope to see many more children join this hobby in the forthcoming session.