Debatepedia

14-Dec-2007

MEC Marketing Assistant, Julian Chant, writes:

For a great new resource which has loads of material on arguments for class room debates, try out Debatepedia!

Debatepedia is a wiki encyclopaedia of arguments, debates, and debate-related materials. It enables anyone from around the world to access and edit anything on the site, and to help document both published and original arguments. Debatepedia aims to ‘become a sort of “Wikipedia of debate”, and an indispensable and revolutionary resource for readers and thinkers to both produce and uncover all of the information required in rationale conclusion-making’.

For an example of the content and structure of the arguments presented, take a look at this proposition: Continuing introduction of new technologies and new media adds little to the quality of most education. (Scroll down the page to read the arguments.)

A selection of the topics covered includes:

·         Does technology provide little to teachers and teacher-student interaction?

·         Does technology add little to education in the third world?

·         Does technology detract from individual learning?

To find out more and/or to have your say just go to http://wiki.idebate.org/.

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