국내외 초·중등학생 대상 디베이트 최강자를 겨루는 '한국 청소년 영어토론대회 (Korea Youth Debating Championship)’를 8월 17일부터 19일까지 사흘간 서울교대에서 공동 주최 및 운영하였습니다.
글로벌 시민의식과 미래 핵심역량을 강화하기 위해 마련된 이번 대회는 디베이트포올, 서울교대와 헤럴드에듀가 공동 주최하고 주한 영국문화원이 후원하였는데요.
중등팀의 경우 3:3, 초등팀은 4:4 의회식 대립토론 방식으로 운영하였으며, 참가 학생들은 예선 2경기 준비 토론을 제외하고 나머지 모든 경기에서 즉흥 토론 방식으로 경합을 하였습니다.
[제1회 초등부 토론대회 의제]
This House Believes That instant messaging services do more harm than good.
Round 2 (Prepared)
This House Believes That K-POP survival audition programs do more harm than good.
This House Believes That elementary schools should not have *standardized exams.
*A Standardized Exam (표준화 시험) It is any form of test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions in the
same way. It is scored in a “standard” or consistent manner, which makes it possible to compare the relative performance of individual. Usually, it takes the form of multiple-choice questions.
This House Believes That movies are better than books.
This House Would ban employees who have children from working over-time.
This House Believes That the media should not report on private lives of politicians.
This House Believes That schools should not ask children what they want to be in the future.
Assuming there's a technology that can successfully erase people's memories, This House Would allow people to use it to erase their own memories.
[제1회 중등부 토론대회 의제]
This House Would require politicians to send their children to public schools.
Round 2 (Prepared)
This House Would tax products according to their environmental and social footprint.
This House Believes That minors convicted of *heinous crimes (rape, murder, etc.) should be punished as adults.
* A heinous crime is a crime committed that usually takes away or endangers the life of the victim. Usually thought as a crime that is unthinkably evil or wicked, heinous crimes include rape and murder.
This House Believes That *voluntourism does more harm than good.
* Voluntourism is a combination of volunteering and tourism. It is when one goes to a relatively deprived area and does volunteer work as a means of short term travel.
This House Would set a quota for domestic * indie movie streaming at movie theaters.
* An independent film, independent movie, indie film or indie movie is a film that is produced outside the major film studio system. In addition, they are distributed by independent entertainment companies. Independent films are sometimes distinguishable by their content and style and the way in which filmmakers’ personal artistic vision is realized. Usually, but not always, independent films are made with considerably lower budgets than major studio films.
This House Would allow universities to accept students based on their donations.
* Many U.S. colleges allow donations of families to be a factor in the admissions process. Even if a student is underqualified, if their family is wealthy and thus able to make large contributions to the college, they have a high chance of getting accepted to the college. This money is used as the university’s budget that they can spend on scholarships, research, facilities, and etc.
If the world comes to an end tomorrow and there's only one space ship of limited space to escape Earth and start a new civilization,
This House Would prioritize people based on intelligence.
Assuming feasibility, This House prefers a world with only one language that everyone can use.