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Created inDebating Matters is a national sixth-form debating competition for students from around the UK. DM offers a fresh, accessible and engaging format for debating contemporary real-world issues, with an emphasis on substance, not just style of debating, and the importance of taking ideas seriously. Debating Matters is a project of the Academy of Ideas. The Academy of Ideas was founded in to provide a forum committed to open and robust public debate in which ideas can be interrogated, argued for and fought over.
The Academy of Ideas organises intelligent public debates, including an annual festival of discussion and debate in London, the Battle of Ideas.
Follow Debating Matters on Twitter: DebatingMatters 08 Nov Debating Matters comes to Southampton on 17 January Calling all sixth-formers! Apply now to take part in our inaugural Southampton Championship. Registration is now open for the competition. Local schools will enter teams of four to six sixth-form students, and Debating Matters particularly welcomes applications from schools without a history of traditional debating.
As ever with Debating Matters, it will be the substance of the arguments — rather than the style of presentation — that will decide the winners, and participants are encouraged to leave no stone unturned in a day of fierce, frantic and, most importantly, free debate.
The students will face judging panels of adults from a wide range of professional backgrounds - including local business leaders, scientists, authors and academics - who will quiz them on their arguments and challenge them to defend their research and thinking. Not only is it hotly contested on the day, but the knowledge and skills people learn will serve them well in any future career they pursue.
NATS is delighted to be able to help bring this great initiative to the Southampton and Hampshire area.
Our Spark building will provide a fantastic backdrop for the event, encouraging discussion and debate amongst young people. Being located in the centre of Southampton and home to a diverse community of staff and students we are aware of the many social and environmental issues faced by society.
Some of the brightest and best students in Southampton will be taken out of their comfort zone by tackling these topics.
Get in touch ASAP to take part. Bearsden Academy crowned Debating Matters Scotland Champions An excellent team from Bearsden Academy beat five schools from across Scotland to win the coveted Debating Matters Scotland trophy at a flagship day of debate hosted at the Scottish Parliament. Ross Greer MSP introduced the day. Ultimately, the Bearsden team impressed all the judges and schools with their sharp ideas, broad approach to the topics and outstanding research, winning through a tie-break in the group stage and then coming out on top in thrilling final on Artificial Intelligence to be crowned Debating Matters Scotland Champions These qualities, he added, are especially important to highlight today.
Reacting to the day, Ross said: DM allows students to really grapple with the ideas behind the topics of their debate, defend their position against robust challenge and offering equally robust interrogation in exchange, something not all competitions can claim to provide for. Jonathan Smith receives the prize for Best Individual from the chair of the individual prize judges, Simon Knight 11 Jul The freshmen Debating Matters competitors argued compellingly throughout the day and were rewarded with the first-ever Debating Matters Salford Champions trophy.
Along with University Technical College Bolton, Range High School progressed through the group stages where competitors tackled topics such as: Pupils from these schools put the two finalists under serious pressure in the final debate, with a series of excellent points from the floor. In his address to the students, Mayor Paul Dennett highlighted the importance of robust public debate for the future of the City of Salford and public life more broadly, saying: Debating Matters demonstrates how it can belong to us all.
Debating Matters would also like to extend thanks to all the competing schools and their teachers. Importantly, a big thanks to all the individual and panel judges who gave up their time to quiz and judge the teams on the day. The long-time Debating Matters competitors were thrilled to lift the much-coveted Birmingham Championship trophy after an intense day of debate that saw an unusually close competition in the group stages. With each school winning one debate in the group stages, the judges were left with an extremely difficult decision to determine which school was the best overall in each group.
At the end of the final, the judges pronounced Leicester Grammar as the victorious team. Debating Matters would like to extend thanks to all the competing schools and their teachers, and an especially warm thanks to our fantastic hosts Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, their teacher Tom Williams, and all the support and catering staff who were responsible for an excellent curry for lunch.
Importantly, a big thanks is also given to all the individual and panel judges who gave up their time to quiz and judge the teams on the day. Twelve schools from Dorset and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to battle it out for the crown of Debating Matters Dorset Champions as they tackle a range of difficult topics over the course of a rigorous day of debate. Sherborne Girls is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11 to Located in Sherborne, North Dorset, England.
With its origins dating back toSherborne Girls has grown in to one of the finest schools in the country which aims to deliver the highest standard of boarding provision through exceptional facilities, resources, care, and experiences. We hope, for example, to make them confident thinkers, people who can defend their ideas but show humility when presented with the ideas of others.
And we hope to give them an appreciation of the power of intellect to shape the world and make a positive difference. We are therefore delighted to be hosting the Debating Matters Dorset Championship and to welcome students from across Dorset, in independent and state schools, together for a debate that is judged by leading figures in the media, law, commerce, academia and industry. Through initiatives like this, I hope we encourage students to be intellectually flexible, and able to engage with the complex mores of the contemporary world.
A big thanks must be extended to our partners and hosts Sherborne Girls for generously opening their doors to students from across the county.How the FBI tracks down child pornography predators
Email Bernie Whelan at berniewhelan academyofideas. You can also contact Bernie with any other queries you have in relation to the event. Twelve schools from Salford and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to battle it out for the crown of Debating Matters Salford Champions as they tackle a range of difficult topics over the course of a rigorous day of debate. This is a competition encouraging young people to be rigorous, robust and self-aware. Nothing could be more important in giving them the tools to engage and succeed.
The future of our towns and cities lies in the hands of ambitious young people. The competition prides itself on taking young people seriously, valuing ideas and allowing free debate. Twelve schools will have the opportunity to battle it out for the crown of Debating Matters Birmingham Champions as they tackle a range of difficult topics over the course of a rigorous day of debate.
Debate, public speaking, and promotion of listening play a crucial part in the development of our young people into active members of society.
Equally, topics for debate chosen by the experts at the Academy of Ideas will demand an engagement with important ethical issues facing all of our futures. Some of the brightest and best students in the Midlands will be taken out of their comfort zone by tackling the contemporary issues we have in store for them.
A new school to Debating Matters, students from Ilkley Grammar School were delighted to lift the trophy having impressed judges with their smart arguments and quick thinking throughout the day. Ilkley won debates in the group stages arguing driverless cars will make the roads safer and that we should expect privacy online.
That put them through to face Abbey Grange Academy in a tough semi-final, on whether we should build on the green belt. Having made it through, the final proved a close affair with Ilkley battling Harrogate Grammar School on whether populism was a threat to democracy.
After a fine debate, with fantastic contributions from schools in the audience, the judges announced Ilkley the winners. Though only one team could be overall winners, all the competing schools made interesting and provocative points from the floor throughout the day. Debating Matters would like to thank all competing schools and their teachers: We would also like to extend a big thank you to our partner, the Leeds Salon, and hosts, Leeds Beckett University, who both offered several impressive judges on the day.
Thank you also to all the judges and individual judges who gave up their time to help quiz the students. A new school to Debating Matters, students from Trinity Sixth Form Centre were delighted to lift the trophy having impressed judges with their smart arguments and quick thinking throughout the day.
That put them through to face Wirral Grammar School for Girls in a fantastic semi-final, on if controversial historical monuments should remain. Having made it through, the final proved a close affair with Trinity battling King David High School, Liverpool, on whether medical data sharing should be welcomed.
After a fine debate, with fantastic contributions from schools in the audience, the judges announced Trinity the winners. We would also like to extend a big thank you to our partner, Immunocore, and hosts, the University of Liverpool, who both offered several impressive judges on the day.
Having competed in Debating Matters for several years, students from Cirencester College were delighted to lift the trophy having impressed judges with their smart arguments and quick thinking throughout the day. That put them through to face Truro School in a fantastic semi-final, on if social egg freezing empowers women.
Having made it through, the final proved a close affair with Cirencester battling New College Swindon on whether cultural appropriation should be welcomed. After a fine debate, with fantastic contributions from schools in the audience, the judges announced Cirencester the winners.
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Debating Matters would like to thank all 12 competing schools and their teachers: From my own experiences as a Secondary school teacher in the State sector I found that there may be some mention of those things which are universally rejected in PSHE Personal, Social, and Health Educationsuch as murder, drugs, and drinking, but even then, such things are presented as things which involve a little jail-time, which will only be the case if they are caught.
The Islamic concept of Tarbiyya is more inclusive of the more important aspects of nurturing, such as teaching the students the differences between what is right, and wrong from both the legal sense, as well as the Islamic sense. This crucial role of the Muslim teacher has been expanded on here because of the fact that over time the role of the teacher in the State sector has changed and become increasingly focused on improving grades and assessment marks rather than the personalities of the students.
This has led to the primary role of the teacher being to help the student get the best grade possible, nothing more. This is something which has been problematized even by Western thinkers. This is not the way forward.
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Young people need examples to follow to shake them out of apathy, and teachers cannot be more than a very basic role model without the blueprint of the Prophet Muhammad prayers and peace of Allah be upon him. Conclusions In drawing this study to a close, it is clear that when it comes to the aims of Islamic education, we have set our aims high.
It is true also that the responsibilities on the Muslim teachers in Islamic institutions, Academies, and schools are great.
So they should be.
Success will never be achieved if we set our sights any lower than on the personality, path, conduct, and advice of the Messenger of Allah prayers and peace of Allah be upon him - the most influential man in history, as confirmed in Michael M. Of course, before this can even begin to happen, we the teachers and instructors need ourselves to use the Quran and Sunnah as a criterion as well as becoming an embodiment of the Sunnah right down to our rationale. What is the aim of Islamic education?