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Debating

Frank Cottrell Boyce chairs debate for Primary school students

The Big Debate with Frank Cottrell Boyce

Acclaimed children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce chaired a Big Debate for local schoolchildren organised by the ESU and The Week Junior.

The Learning Science of Debating

This blog explores some recent findings from cognitive psychology and explains clearly how these can be applied in the classroom in order to improve learning.

Debating with ESU Japan

ESU Japan started a debating competition which has grown and debating is now being introduced in many Japanese high schools.

Does debating help you deal with stress?

This blog looks at how students think debating has helped them navigate trying times ahead of mental health awareness week.

Top tips…from the winners of our Debating Culture Award

Winners of the ESU culture of debating award, St Peter's school, share their tips and activities for building a sustainable nature of oracy and debating in your school.

Debate and integrate

Michael Hepburn argues that debating is a valuable and underused tool in encouraging social integration.

Amina Maatoug on her Debate Academy experience

Debate Academy helped me understand why people think what they think.

How debating is getting gun reform on the table

The aftermath of the Parkland shooting is proof positive of the difference debating skills make as is being demonstrated by the anti-gun campaign #neveragain.

House of Lords Chamber Debate – the inside scoop

Students from De Aston school share their perspectives on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The importance of active listening

One of our mentors shares her experiences of the ESU Debate Tour in the USA. Active listening plays a crucial part in speaking and listening, oracy skills.

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