ERIC Number: ED313766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov-5
Modified Group Debate in Introductory Classes.
Williams, David E.
This classroom exercise presents a scaled-down version of traditional debate for students enrolled in introductory public speaking or small group communication courses at the university level. The exercise project involves two weeks, the first week for preparation and the second week for conducting in-class debates, and is presented in a competitive format to increase student interest in participation. Description of daily classroom procedures is included in the exercise, and a handout outlining team organization, speaker duties, debate schedules, team and individual grading is attached. The exercise helps students develop communication skills in the six areas of argument construction, argument anticipation, listening, impromptu speaking, research and group work. (KEH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (74th, New Orleans, LA, November 3-6, 1988).