Introduction to Debating (all ages)
In Lesson 6, we learnt how the first speaker of the Proposition defines the motion at the start of a debate. By doing this, everyone in the debate will know what the debate is about and its limits.
To recap, we define the motion by answering the following questions:
- Who is doing it?
- What exactly are they doing?
- How are they doing it?
- When are they doing it?
Take a look at the video below and have a go at defining the motion for the debate, “This House believes that everyone should go to university”. Remember, a definition must also be clear and fair!