In an increasingly polarised world, we must be able to evaluate arguments, listen empathetically and articulate our own views. By learning a version of British Parliamentary debate, we will build these skills in volunteers and students.
This programme will help students and volunteers engage more deeply with each other and take responsibility for their views. It will also teach them how to listen well which is a foundation stone for self-learning.
We work with students in class 7 and 8 as they are starting to form opinions about how the world is and how it works. At this stage we can teach them to think well, question wisely, and most important, to listen carefully.