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As a debating coach at a sydney private school, these sources help me to explain and explore the art of debating and teaching current affairs.
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Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies

Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies | Debating and Public Speaking | Scoop.it
Logical fallacies are often sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent head.
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This website outlines the different logical fallacies that are most commonly made. It's simple and easy to use, really helpful in teaching rebuttal. 

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ABC3 - TV Program - Behind the News

ABC3 - TV Program - Behind the News | Debating and Public Speaking | Scoop.it
Behind the News is a high-energy and fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world.
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Kid-friendly news show, good at even-handedly explaining current affairs. 

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What is Critical Thinking? How do we teach it? ...

What is Critical Thinking? How do we teach it? ... | Debating and Public Speaking | Scoop.it
Laura Thomas in another post in this group mentioned the Critical Skills Classroom model, and this reminded me of one of my favorite topics, both when I teach students and when I teach teachers about (What is Critical Thinking?
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Introduction - Points of information - Debating in Schools

Introduction - Points of information - Debating in Schools | Debating and Public Speaking | Scoop.it
Points of Information are a vital element of the interactivity of a debate. Learn about the guidelines and their important contribution to debating.
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Explanation of POI debates, which are debates with a freer rebuttal question-and-answer style than the traditional style used for school debates. 

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Hunger Statistics | WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry. http://t.co/6bhQUHzWV6 #HungerStats via @WFP
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