Objectives: to find out the controversial opinions of using modern technologies and written sources;
to develop team work skills;
to develop team spirit;
to form self-assessment skills.
Competences: leadership; learning to learn; inquiries and answers on the spot.
Teacher divides the group into 2 teams (for/against); points out the website on the Internet- the article regarding to the topic.
Students find out three arguments for and against, plus examples and expanded ideas;
Prepare the final speech and foresee three questions in advance for opposition/ preposition team.
The teacher introduces the topic “The written word should be replaced by modern technologies” and the objectives of the lesson; 3 min
The process starts with the warming up activity: ‘equipment made of people’ (to strengthen team spirit) – 8- 10min;
Arguments of preposition team- 6min;
Questions and answers -3 min;
Arguments of opposition team -6min;
Questions and answers -3min;
Final ideas of prep team; 1-2min;
Final ideas of opp team 1-2min;
Each of the students assesses themselves according to the given categories (1 to 3 points each category: My personal preliminary preparation for debate; My personal contribution to the debate quality; The quantity of my efforts and time to achieve success; The quality of my participation in the debate . 8-10min
Teacher and students reflect on the debate. 2min.
Author: English teacher Daiva Pukelienė, Klaipėdos „Žemynos“ gimnazija