This debating activity involves debating and discussing an issue based on understanding, a critical sense, curiosity and argumentation. The activity is inspired by the Oxford Debate, which is a formal discipline involving two competing sides.
The goal of the activity is that the students should use their understanding of the themes presented in the teaching and discuss them in an objective and argumentative manner with their fellow students.
The activity is also good for students who find it hard to make an individual presentation to the entire class. The activity helps such students because what they are asked to do is represent the joint discussion and arguments of their group – so they are not solely responsible for the opinions and level of understanding expressed.