ERIC Number: ED144146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
British Union Debating: An Eclectic Approach.
McCauley, M. Lynn; Stovall, Richard L.
This paper describes the use of British union, or parliamentary, debating in a college public-communication course. This debating format, practiced at British universities and used in the British House of Commons, promotes interaction between speaker and audience, emphasizing the effective methods of persuasive discourse that evoke audience response and participation. Its implementation by the Department of Theatre and Speech at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, produced widespread campus, community, and state visibility for the program, in addition to developing students' speaking and listening skills. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (21st, Houston, Texas, December 27-30, 1976)