EDUCATION EVENINGS

Each year the SADA runs a number of education evenings free of charge for students and coaches who wish to improve their knowledge of debating. The sessions give students and coaches an opportunity to see the substance of the SADA’s debating guides in action, participate in activities, receive feedback and ask questions of experienced university debaters and adjudicators.


The sessions are open to all students and school debating coaches in South Australia. Teachers who attend the sessions will receive a participation certificate recognising 90 minutes of professional development. Details of the sessions are set out below. If you have any queries please contact the SADA’s Presidents at president.sada@gmail.com
DUE TO COVID, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE REGISTERED YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THE TRY BOOKING LINKS BELOW. 

EDUCATION EVENINGS

DEBATING FUNDAMENTALS - LEARN THE BASICS

Best suited for: All Junior, Intermediate B debaters and novice Intermediate A debaters 


Join us for a lively, interactive session that includes an introduction to the essentials of debating and an opportunity to meet debaters from other schools. This is a must for new debaters, but will also be useful to those already debating and their coaches. Learn: what a debate is; how to organise and prepare for a debate; the basics of how a debate is scored; the key concepts of matter, manner and method; the basics to different speaker roles; and the basics of constructing your team's case. 

POINTS OF INFORMATION AND SECRET TOPIC DEBATING MASTERCLASS

Best suited for: All Intermediate A, Senior B and Senior A Debaters 

 

This interactive session teaches older Intermediate and Senior debaters the best strategies for effective secret topic preparation and points of information debating. Experienced debaters and coaches will teach you about putting together a sound case in a limited amount of time with limited resources. Learn how to: offer and respond to POIs, prepare for a secret topic debate; allocate the 60 minute time limit appropriately; target the central issues of the debate; and work effectively as a team. 

JUNIOR/INTERMEDIATE CASE CONSTRUCTION AND REBUTTAL MASTERCLASS

Best suited for: All junior and Intermediate B debaters

This evening will be divided into two sessions covering two key areas of debating: case construction and rebuttal. In the first half, students will build on the basics to case construction covered at the debating fundamentals evening and take an in-depth look at how to construct cases in response to both normative and empirical debates. In the second half, students will learn how to tackle rebuttal – often the most challenging aspects of debating, especially for new debaters. Learn about: the difference between normative and empirical debating topics; how to construct a case; how to structure individual speeches; the most effective rebuttal strategies; and how to structure thematic rebuttal. 

SENIOR REBUTTAL MASTERCLASS 

Best Suited For: All Intermediate A, Senior B and Senior A Debaters 


Polish your rebuttal with our new senior rebuttal masterclass. Whilst aimed at experienced debaters, all debaters can stand to take their thematic rebuttal to the next level. Learn how to: avoid shopping list rebuttals; identify the key clashes inn any debate; improve your responsiveness; use integrated rebuttal when is appropriate and win debates with analytical advantage.

Time: 5:30-7:30

Location: Adelaide University, Flentje  

Tickets: www.trybooking.com/BPFQG

Time: 5:30-7:30

Location: Adelaide University, Flentje 

Tickets: www.trybooking.com/BPFQI

Time: 5:30-7:30

Location: Adelaide University, Flentje

Tickets: www.trybooking.com/BPFQJ 

Time: 5:30-7:30

Location: Adelaide University, Flentje

Tickets: www.trybooking.com/BPFQL 

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