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Intro to the Art of Debate (Self-Paced Class)

Nick Babyak, M. Ed.
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Join us in learning how to logically debate tough questions in a way that promotes respect and compromise!

Class Experience

US Grade 3 - 6
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Basics of Debate
We'll start by learning the fundamentals of debate structure. Plus Debate practice with the instructor and other students.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Logical Arguments & Research
We'll craft logical arguments and learn about how to do good research, then put both to practice in our Debates.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Rebuttals & Logical Fallacies
We'll familiarize ourselves with common logical fallacies, then practice rebutting flawed arguments from the instructor.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
The Art of Compromise
We'll end by discovering how to form compromises between two sides of a debate issue.
My business degree includes courses on public speaking and I've served on international business case competition teams, which had a similar format to a debate. 

It's crucial in today's world, filled with misinformation and arguments on social media, that young people know how to logically express themselves and engage with others. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
If you or your student doesn't want to engage with a certain question for any particular reason, just let me know and I'll happily provide alternatives 
Joined April, 2018
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree in Education
About me:
I'm from Falls Church, VA and currently live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I hold a BS in Marketing and Business Management from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and an MA in Higher & Professional... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $40 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 182 learners
Ages: 8-13

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