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Online Debate 2016/17 (Week 1)

New school year, new events, fresh thoughts! Our weekly online debate for the secondary school has resumed. Last week’s debate challenged students to reflect on the economic impact of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with the motion “This House Believes the Olympics was a waste of money”. Students’ opinions varied, but many contributions highlighted the bitter irony of Rio’s own residents being unable to afford tickets to see the Games in their home city due to vast levels of poverty.
Click the link below to read individual opinions.

 

Weekly Debate (June W4)

Before the students left for their summer break, they took part in the final online debate week. The topic of debate was “using captive animals for tourism”. Answers varied with many students drawing on their experiences at Love Wildlife Foundation and Samphran Riverside.  Many thought that the use of animals was cruel exploitation, whereas others felt that some uses of captive animals provide useful learning tools.

Read individual opinions here.


Each week students are challenged to engage in a whole-school debate about a variety of different topics.  The Weekly Debate is an excellent forum for students to learn about and question new things; improve their written English and hone their skills of evaluation.  The Weekly Debate takes place on padlet – a wonderful tool which shows a live feed of students’ opinions and ideas.

Weekly Debate (June W3)

One of our primary reasons to conduct a weekly debate is to make the students aware about current issues. For our debate last week, we asked students about their opinion on “Same Sex Marriage” and we were amazed to see how each student supported their answer with a deep understanding of the consequences.  Many students stressed the significance of equality and the possible outcomes of the issue.

Read individual opinions here.


Each week students are challenged to engage in a whole-school debate about a variety of different topics.  The Weekly Debate is an excellent forum for students to learn about and question new things; improve their written English and hone their skills of evaluation.  The Weekly Debate takes place on padlet – a wonderful tool which shows a live feed of students’ opinions and ideas.

Weekly Debate (June W2)

The students expressed some interesting viewpoints during the debate last week. The topic was “Formal titles in schools are outmoded; titles should be abolished and staff known by their first names” on which the majority of the students felt that formal titles in school show respect to teachers and being on first name terms would denote a lack of respect.

Read individual opinions here.


Each week students are challenged to engage in a whole-school debate about a variety of different topics.  The Weekly Debate is an excellent forum for students to learn about and question new things; improve their written English and hone their skills of evaluation.  The Weekly Debate takes place on padlet – a wonderful tool which shows a live feed of students’ opinions and ideas.

Weekly Debate (June W1)

“This House Believes all teenagers should take a mandatory ‘parenting class’ before leaving school.”

Summary:
While some students thought that parenting classes were a positive initiative to promote education and awareness around parenting to enrich the lives of the future generation, the vast majority of Regent’s students believe parenting is a skill which should be learnt within families, cultures and traditions, not taught in an institution.
Read individual opinions here.

Each week students are challenged to engage in a whole-school debate about a variety of different topics.  The Weekly Debate is an excellent forum for students to learn about and question new things; improve their written English and hone their skills of evaluation.  The Weekly Debate takes place on padlet – a wonderful tool which shows a live feed of students’ opinions and ideas.

Pupils weekly debate

This week, secondary students have been debating whether PE lessons should be compulsory for all students. Have a look at their views here: http://regentsschoolbangkok.padlet.org/lucy_brookes1/debate8

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