Zornitsa Keremidchieva

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Activity

Learning about Arguments by Making Arguments part of State Your Case:Activities
This group activity is a part of a semester-long course on Argumentation and Advocacy. Students form several groups that are then divided into a government and an opposition team to debate a topic of the students' choosing.The activity has three major components: (1) Each team collaboratively develops a written policy brief on the topic that the group chose; (2) The groups engage in a structured oral public debate of the topic; (3) Each student writes a peer review and personal reflection paper in which s/he articulates what s/he learned from his/her own debating experience and from watching the other students debate.