Description : "Discovering the World through Debate provides a practical guide to educational debate in an international setting. It offers a comprehensive introduction to the Karl Popper debate format and presents in-depth, step-by-step information on how to prepare and run a debate event." "The third edition has been completely revised and expanded to meet the needs of students who are ready to progress to new and more complex levels of argumentation and debate. New chapters on argumentation promote a more complete examination of the process of argument construction and provide a thorough discussion of constructing arguments for and against various kinds of debate propositions. As in previous editions, the book presents practical illustrations to help users understand complex concepts."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Description : "The third edition has been completely revised and expanded to meet the needs of students who are ready to progress to new and more complex levels of argumentation and debate. New chapters on argumentation promote a more complete examination of the process of argument construction and provide a thorough discussion of constructing arguments for and against various kinds of debate propositions. As in previous editions, the book presents practical illustrations to help users understand complex concepts."--Jacket.
Description : Powering the Future brings together material that assesses innovative solutions to the global climate and energy crises. It explores the fundamental differences between alternative and renewable energy sources, and the role of developing nations in implementing these technologies, among other issues. Chapters address: An overview of green energy sources and select worldwide initiatives The benefits of alternative energy Drawbacks to energy alternatives Differing approaches to alternative energy implemen-tation The alternative vs. renewable energy debate Alternative energy in the developing world. A general introduction and introductory essays to each chapter give the reader the necessary background to put the issue in perspective.
Description : The bible for debaters and their coaches. Nearly every high school and college in America has a debate club and/or a debate team. There are hundreds of competitions at the county and state level, culminating in heated national competitions. Yet, at many high schools and colleges, coaches are drawn from the history or English departments with little or no experience in the highly structured procedures of this popular discipline. And while competitive debate has been growing each year as a prime academic activity, there have been no popular handbooks to help students and coaches prepare for contests effectively and efficiently. Practical and authoritative, this guide includes not only tips and guidelines for effective preparation and delivery, but full-length, actual transcripts of successful competitions in each format. Endorsed by the two national governing bodies for competitive debate-the National Federation of State High School Associations and the National Forensic League-and priced for the budget-conscious student and high school teacher alike, Competitive Debate: The Official Guide is set to become the instructional "bible" for tens of thousands of present and future debaters and their coaches. Inside, Dr. Richard Edwards-award winning debate coach, professor, former competitive debate judge, and author-leads readers through the three popular formats of competitive debate: * Policy Debate * Lincoln-Douglas Debate * Public Forum Debate
Description : Describes the style of a "parliamentary" debate and presents five sample debates to help students learn how to research and present a successful debate.
Description : Frontiers of the 21st Century brings together papers presented at International Debate Education Association Conferences in Turkey and Estonia. Nineteen papers deal with topics in: Argumentation, Training Young Debaters, Debate and the Public Sphere, Debate as an Educational Method, Dangers of Debate Training, Debate Coaching and Commitments.
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