Class of April 28, 2014
Basic 8: CHAIRING A DISCUSSION
HOME EDUCATION / HOME SCHOOLING
“Should parents have the right to educate their children at home?“
Introduce the topic:
– Right of parents to educate children at home
– Important issue
– Balance of power between citizen and state
– Introductory statements by the pro & con parties
- A participant is saying something irrelevant.
- Someone wants to speak when it is not his/her turn.
- Enough has been said on one particular aspect.
- The same people have been talking most of the time.
- Mark is being interrupted time and again by different people.
- Everyone seems to agree on a certain point.
- Someone is trying to introduce a new aspect.
- I think we’re losing the focus here.
- I’m afraid you’ll have to wait your turn.
- Let’s consider a further aspect now.
- Perhaps someone new would like to make a contribution.
- Please allow Mark to continue to the end of this point. / to finish his point.
- Is it really the case that everyone agrees?
- I think we should explore this aspect a bit further.
– final statement – this discussion – brief summary – views expressed – become clear – the majority – is up now – to thank you – and attention – say goodbye
– give the discussion a clear structure
– keep order firmly but politely
– make sure participants keep on the point
– try to get everybody involved
– if necessary, give promts to help the discussion
To support = unterstützen // the support = die Unterstützung
Please prepare a short essay (between 80 to 120 words); topic: home education