ABI – class of April 28, 2014

Class of April 28, 2014

Solutions for:

Basic 8: CHAIRING A DISCUSSION

 

MINDMAP:

 

HOME EDUCATION / HOME SCHOOLING

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“Should parents have the right to educate their children at home?“

 

PRO:

CON:

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General procedure:

 

Welcome:

Introduce the topic:

Possible points:

–          Right of parents to educate children at home

–          Important issue

–          Balance of power between citizen and state

–          Introductory statements by the pro & con parties

Solutions 2a)

  1. A participant is saying something irrelevant.
  2. Someone wants to speak when it is not his/her turn.
  3. Enough has been said on one particular aspect.
  4. The same people have been talking most of the time.
  5. Mark is being interrupted time and again by different people.
  6. Everyone seems to agree on a certain point.
  7. Someone is trying to introduce a new aspect.

Solutions 2b)

  1. I think we’re losing the focus here.
  2. I’m afraid you’ll have to wait your turn.
  3. Let’s consider a further aspect now.
  4. Perhaps someone new would like to make a contribution.
  5. Please allow Mark to continue to the end of this point. / to finish his point.
  6. Is it really the case that everyone agrees?
  7. I think we should explore this aspect a bit further.

Solutions 3)

–          final statement – this discussion – brief summary – views expressed – become clear – the majority – is up now – to thank you – and attention – say goodbye

4)

Dos:

–          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

Don’ts:

(to follow)

 

To support = unterstützen // the support = die Unterstützung

HOMEWORK:

 

Guided writing:

 

Please prepare a short essay (between 80 to 120 words); topic: home education

 

 

 

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