[eDebate] Intl Debate Academy 2008 News

Alfred Snider alfred.snider
Fri Aug 15 13:46:38 CDT 2008


The International Debate Academy Slovenia is the premier program for 
learning the WUDC/British Parliamentary debate format.

November 23-30 2008
Training program - Ormoz
Tournament - Law Faculty, Maribor

Website http://debate.uvm.edu/idas.html
Blogsite for News http://internationaldebateacademy.blogspot.com/

Here are some recent announcements:

    * SCHOLARSHIPS
    * SCHEDULE
    * ELECTIVE CHOICES


    * SCHOLARSHIP FORM:

The form to apply for a scholarship to attend the 2008 International 
Debate Academy is now available.
You can get it at http://debate.uvm.edu/idas08scholform.doc
Scholarship applications must be sent to Bojana Skrt at 
bojana.skrt at siol.net by October 1 2008. Scholarship awards will be 
announced on October 10 2008.

    * SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED:


SIXTH INTERNATIONAL DEBATE ACADEMY SLOVENIA
NOVEMBER 2008

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23 2008
Arrival Day

1900 Dinner

20.00 Opening Session
Introductions
Introduction to the format
Exhibition debate
Discussion of exhibition debate
Students take assessment test for group assignments
Socialize and find a debate partner

MONDAY NOVEMBER 24 2008
730-845 Breakfast
845 Morning announcements
900 Lecture
Advanced: Critiques
Intermediate: Case development
Beginner: Public speaking
1015-1130 Exercises
1130 Announcement of motion
1200 Practice debate
1330 Lunch
1500 Elective 1
1600 Elective 2
1700 Announcement of motion
1730 Practice debate
1900 Dinner
Evening ? Country Exhibition

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 25 2007
730-845 Breakfast
845 Morning announcements
900 Lecture
Advanced: Clash
Intermediate: Argument & content development
Beginner: Role of the speakers, case structure, note taking
1015-1130 Exercises
1130 Announcement of motion
1200 Practice debate
1330 Lunch
1500 Elective 1
1600 Elective 2
1700 Announcement of motion
1730 Practice debate
1900 Dinner
Evening ? Open

WENSDAY NOVEMBER 26 2008
730-845 Breakfast
845 Morning announcements
900 Lecture
Advanced:How to win debate from the first proposition
Intermediate: Extension
Beginner: Proposition strategies
1015-1130 Exercises
1130 Announcement of motion
1200 Practice debate
1330 Lunch
FREE TIME
1700 Announcement of the motion
1730 Practice debate
1900 Dinner
20.00 Elective 1
21.00 Elective 2


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27 2008
730-845 Breakfast
845 Morning announcements
900 Lecture
Advanced: Framing
Intermediate: Whip speeches
Beginner: Opposition strategies
1015-1130 Exercises
1130 Announcement of motion
1200 Practice debate
1330 Lunch
1500 Elective 1
1600 Elective 2
1730 Practice debate
1900 Dinner
Evening ? Open

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28 2008
730-845 Breakfast
845 Morning announcements
900 Lecture
Advanced: Style
Intermediate: Advanced opposition strategies
Beginner: Case development
1015-1130 Exercises
1130 Announcement of motion
1200 Practice debate
1330 Lunch
1430 Board the bus
1500 Bus to Maribor leave
1600 Check into Maribor dorms
1630 Leave dorm, walk as a group to the tournament ? Faculty of law
1700 Opening Assembly
1800 Round 1
Dinner at the tournament venue
2000 Round 2

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29 2008
730-830 Breakfast
900 Round 3
1130 Round 4
1300 Lunch
1430 Round 5
1630 Round 6
1900 Dinner & Break announcement
Break Party

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30 2008
730-830 Breakfast
900 Announcement of pairings and motion
Semifinals
1100 Final Round
Closing Ceremonies
Departure

    * ELECTIVE CHOICES ANNOUNCED


For a number of years now at the International Debate Academy we have 
offered a series of "electives." We have time slots in the schedule 
where we offer 4-5 different topics at once and students choose the 
presentations they would like to go and learn from. We offer a broad 
swath of subjects and ask the attendees when they arrive which ones they 
like the best. We tally the votes and then create a schedule of electives.

Here is the preliminary list for this year.

ELECTIVE CHOICES

-Evidence
-Counter proposals
-Religious based law- a short introduction into Sharia, Jewish and Canon law
-EU 101
-International law-brief introduction
-Right of self detremination
-Basis of criminal law- on international level
-UN 101
-NATO 101
-Rhetoric & style
-Identifying clash
-Zen debating - knifing without the knife
-Debating rights
-Advocating Marxism
-Economics, aka how to win debates on economics against economists, by 
an economics grad.
-Politics, aka how to win debates on political theory against politics 
students, by a politics postgrad.
-Philosophy, aka how to beat utilitarians in debate, by a philosophy 
postgrad.
-Law, aka how to beat lawyers in debates about law, by a man who hates 
lawyers.
-Extensions; how to speak brilliantly as the third speaker in British 
Parliamentary debates.
-Samurai debate
-Classical rhetorical theory
-Advanced opposition strategy
-Debating internationally as an English Foreign Language speaker
-Public, Radio, TV debates
-Preparation before the tournament, preparation at the tournament
-Motion Analysis-Tips on how to interpret debate motions and find the 
core issues of debate.
-BP Adjudication-An overview of how to make fair decisions in BP debates 
as a BP adjudicator.
-Saving a Bad Upper House Debate- What to do when your Upper House teams 
are not doing what they are supposed to do? Tips on how to win the 
debate at the Lower House when the people upstairs are under-performing.
-Strategic POIings-Tips on how to make the most of the POIs as an 
"offerer" or a receiver.
-Debating in Asia-An overview account of how debating is conducted in Asia.
-Extra Practice for BP Beginners (Combination of Elective 1 and 2 
Sessions together) For beginners of BP debating who want an extra 
session of practice during the IDAS 2008.
-MINE IS BIGGER THAN YOURS-An explanation and evaluation of various 
measures by which you can show that your arguments are more important 
than theirs. Useful later in the debate and especially in the whip 
speech. In a debate where both sides are winning some issues, you need 
to show that yours come first.
-POINTS OF INFORMATION FOR MEANIES-Get the down and dirty about how to 
ask mean points and give mean answers. Learn how to take their points 
and make them count towards your victory. Not for the squeamish. Use 
some of these with care. Optional funny lines will also be provided.
-REVIEWING EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE ABOUT SPEAKING STYLE-This presentation 
will inspect experimental findings about which speaking styles and 
mannerisms are most persuasive to audiences. While the research is not 
based in debate, it has been replicated and confirmed to be the actual 
situation in real life. Learn how to avoid powerless language, learn 
which hand gestures to avoid, learn which posture is most persuasive and 
a lot more. This presentation will not cover the use of aroma.

Coach/Trainers Elective Sessions
-Debate formats
-Drills and games to teach debate
-Curriculum development
-Creating lesson plans, creating workshop
-Training program model
-Adjudication
-Team based research strategy
-Basic coaching tips
-Team building
-Organising and running debate club
-Creating and coordinating the network of debate clubs
-Fundraising for debate
-Organising debate tournament
-Organising public debate
-Promotion of debate activities

-- 
Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics
University of Vermont
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