Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Electives from First Two Days IDAS 2010

People have asked me what all those electives (12 a day) from IDAS are. So, I thought I would post them from the first two days to give people ideas for training and also an idea of how we are training university students and teachers here.




Room: Jezerci
Principled argumentation - Boyle
Learn how to argue from a principled standpoint and make theoretical arguments more convincing.

Room: Spik
How to improve your Manner/Be an effective speaker - Loke
Tips on how you could improve your style as a speaker will be discussed.  You will take home some useful ways to help yourself and others to become more effective, stylistically, as a public speaker.

Room: Gobela
Persuasive Appeals - Wright
Social science as a weapon of mass consumption. This lecture will address some of the more socially scientific visions of contemporary persuasion. Including some of these devices in a debate works to demonstrate the shared space between debaters, judges, and audiences.

Room: Elevator 3
Debating Technologies, Internet and Media – Zheng Bo
Discussion of How technologies shaped our life and our social network.

Room: Rute
Yugoslavia: Once Upon a Time, There Was a Country… - Nenadovic & Avbar
History, politics, culture and religion of a country that once was and is no longer. The elective pays special attention to the breakup of the country in the 1990s, the issues that arose in the process, and the (post-conflict) democratization processes as well as EU accession prospects for the countries formerly known as ‘Yugoslavia’.

Room: Elevator 2
Strategic style – Ilsley
Learning the value of a stylistic range and how best to deploy it



Room: Jezerci
EU Integration and expansion - Boyle
An exploration of the EUs expansion to date, and a discussion of the countries currently under consideration for accession.

Room: Spik
Multiculturalism in Singapore/Asia - Loke
This is a Content Lecture on how Singapore and Asian countries pursue multiculturalism in its politics, laws, and social norms.  It will be useful for EU students to learn how people from Asian countries devise policies to accommodate the multiplicity of race, religion and language in their diverse populations.

Room: Rute
Yugoslavia – Part 2 – Nenadovic & Aybar
Contunies from part 1.

Room: Gobela
Narrative Reasoning – Wright
This elective discusses the persuasive form and function of narrative. Defining narrative reasoning and combining it with more traditional appeals to reason makes debaters more persuasive to various audiences.

Room: Elevator 3
Setting Cases for Gov and Opp – Zheng Bo
Discussions on how Opp avoid panicking and develop a coherent case to negate the Gov case in 7-min, and how Gov can well utilize their 15-min prep time to develop a case that is logically sound.

Room: Elevator 2
The lightning bug and the lightning –  Ilsley
Word choice and framing in winning debates



Room: Gobela
Ecological Philosophies - Snider
There are philosophical perspectives on the relationship between human beings and the ecology that can help you create coherent, consistent and compelling arguments in debates about ecological issues. They range from very human-centered to very bio-centered. These can also help you, as an individual, determine what your relationship with the ecology is and how it should operate in your life as well as in debate.

Room: Rute
EU democratisation promotion policies – chances of success - Valkering

Room: Spik
Economics for debating - Boyle
Learn how to debate some of the most pressing economic issues of the day

Room:  Jecerzi
How to find the "core issues" in a debate motion - Loke
This is an interactive session where the students will be guided to systematically discover the key ideas which should be given air time in a debate topic.  Students will go away with some key concepts/questions they should ask when discovering "core issues" in a debate motion.

Room:  Lobby 3
Speaker Roles and Team Strategies – Zheng Bo
Discussions about speaker roles and team strategies, with focus on the dynamic nature of BP debates.

Room: Lobby 2
Aristotelian rhetoric – Wright
The form and function of different rhetorical forms. Recognizing the particulars of a case and a motion, using the parameters set forth by rhetorical scholarship, debaters could prep more fluid and convincing arguments.

Room: AW 1
Analyzing the debate motion in order to get a clear problem definition. Many governments fail to specify what the problem is that they are addressing, and in doing so, they miss to outline the relevance of the motion. This is a highly practical elective, where we will together take apart different debate motions, review problems inherent in those motions, and devise relevant government and opposition strategies.


Room: Spik
      Position & Treatment of the Roma in Europe - Nenadovic
Starting with the brief history of the Roma people in Europe, this electives covers the current biggest controversies relating to their position and treatment. This elective will discuss both the recent deportations from France and the rise of right-wing parties such as Jobbik in Hungary and the implications this has on the position of Roma, as well as the intended mechanisms of protection (such as the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, laws on protection of national minorities). 

Room: Lobby 3
Debating China – Zheng Bo
Information and discussions about China, such as Mainland/Taiwan relationships, Tibet, China as World Factory, etc.

Room: Rute
EU and Asylym – Valkering
Asylum policies in the EU and how they work.

Room: Lobby 2
Histories – Wright
How historiography and the epideictic shape us. Considering the international flavor of Worlds-style debate, learning and applying historical narrative in a debate could establish credibility to various argumentation claims.

Room: Jecerzi
How to find Extensions - Loke
This lecture focuses on what is a valid Extension for the Second Teams and how to find a good one, without being told by the judges that you are just "repackaging" the Upper House.  Students will take home strategies to discover a good Extension.

Room:  Gobela
Needs and Motivation – Morgan
From Maslow to Max-Neef: a look at the classic
hierarchy of needs contrasted with conflicting models of need

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