What is the best way to lead philosophical debates in your classroom?

[Click here for a free demo]

We created the ‘The Philosophical Debate Generator’, which contains over 200 debate exercises. Click here or on the sample image below to have a look at the full, non-demo, resource…

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Uses:

-P4C (Philosophy for kids)
-Form time activities
-R.S./Philosophy/Citizenship cover lessons
-Debating societies
-Making best use of spare time at the end of lessons

Discussions follow one of four formats, each asking students to move from one side of the room or the other to make their position clear: teachers should then use questioning to foster a debate between students, encouraging them to present reasons for their choice and defend their position.

This resource is great value at £4.99 and cannot be found elsewhere:

-It clearly contributes to your school’s SMSC provision
-Furthers students’ critical thinking skills
-It allows for countless hours of discussion and debate to be structured in a focussed and engaging manner.
-It would take days to reproduce yourself.
-It can save vast amounts of staff time in preparing cover lessons
-It is the perfect way to make the most of any time a teacher might have left at the end of a lesson.
-It deals with cross curricular issues

Please note: this resource deals with controversial issues, debates and questions that may be deemed unsuitable for younger children. It is designed for secondary school students, but can be easily adapted to younger years with appropriate amendments by their teacher.

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