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06/14/2014 3:27 PM by Hays Watson

The official start to the 2014 Georgia Debate Institutes begins tomorrow afternoon as kids from around Georgia and around the country - from New Mexico to Maryland, from Illinois to Florida - come to Athens to register for the 2 week policy camp.

04/11/2014 09:12 AM by Hays Watson

 

Just under 3 weeks until the May 1 discount deadline for the Georgia Debate Institute! Apply and submit your deposit by May 1 and get $100 off an already low-cost, high-quality debate institute option!
For additional information, go to georgiadebateinstitutes.org, our PaDs site (http://gdi.paperlessdebate.com/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/) or email me at georgiadebateinstitutes@gmail.com!
We'd love to have you in Athens this summer - go Dawgs!

Just under 3 weeks until the May 1 discount deadline for the Georgia Debate Institute! Apply and submit your deposit by May 1 and get $100 off an already low-cost, high-quality debate institute option!For additional information, go to georgiadebateinstitutes.org, our PaDs site (http://gdi.paperlessdebate.com/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/) or email me at georgiadebateinstitutes@gmail.com!We'd love to have you in Athens this summer - go Dawgs!

 

10/17/2013 5:32 PM by Hays Watson

Initial details regarding the 2014 Georgia Debate Institute are now available.  The included flier has the GDI's confirmed faculty, dates, pricing, and features! 

10/30/2009 11:01 AM by Ed Panetta

Susan Herbst, chief academic officer for the University System of Georgia, recently wrote an Inside Higher Ed piece and made a strong argument for incorporating the principles of policy debate into a curriculum dedicated to improving the critical thinking skills of students. 

While there are other approaches that have incorporated argumentation into the curriculum, those efforts can be further improved by teaching the principles of debate to students.  Students who are exposed to debate, learn to identify components of a rational argument, methods of assessing evidence credibility, the importance of identifying both sides of a contested issue, and the capacity to listen critically to claims made on both sides of an issue.