The Digital Debate Camp provides instruction for Cross-examination Policy, Lincoln-Douglass, and Public Forum debate. We strategically tailor student interaction to create unique programs ideal for all expertise levels from the young novice to the seasoned veteran.
Friends and Colleagues,
The University of Georgia Debate Union is pleased to invite you to the Sixteenth Annual Bulldog Debates that will be held in Athens, Georgia, on February 27th through March 1st, 2015. We wish to make this year’s Bulldog Debates an enjoyable and educational experience. Last year, our tournament drew 100 teams from the Southeast. We are a TOC Qualifier in policy debate at the Semi-Final level.
The application forms for the 2014 GDI will be available shortly. If we can provide you with any informationbefore the forms are posted please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On August 5, the coaches and debaters of the Georgia Debate Union formally began their preparation for the 2013-14 college debate topic, which revolves around the question of whether to restrict the president's war powers. Composed of a small yet hard working group, the Georgia Debate Union has high expectations going into 2013-2014 and everyone - new and old, varsity and novice - is excited over the prospect of another successful year.
Last week, the NDT/CEDA college debate topic for 2013-14 was announced. Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase statutory and/or judicial restrictions on the war powers authority of the President of the United States in one or more of the following areas: targeted killing; indefinite detention; offensive cyber operations; or introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities.
Pairings at 7 am, 2nd floor of the MLC. Breakfast provided.
Susan Herbst, chief academic officer for the University System of Georgia, recently wrote an Inside Higher Ed piece and made a strong argument for incorporating the principles of policy debate into a curriculum dedicated to improving the critical thinking skills of students.
While there are other approaches that have incorporated argumentation into the curriculum, those efforts can be further improved by teaching the principles of debate to students. Students who are exposed to debate, learn to identify components of a rational argument, methods of assessing evidence credibility, the importance of identifying both sides of a contested issue, and the capacity to listen critically to claims made on both sides of an issue.