Friday, April 23, 2010

Thinking and speaking a better world

Hi all,

I am sending the information about the conference we are organising in Slovenia and I kindly ask you that you share this information with your debate community. The Conference is for teachers, coaches, academics, researchers, trainers, university students ..... everybody who is involved in debate, argumentation, critical thinking. More at the end of this message and in the attachment.

THIRD International conference on argumentation, rhetoric, debate and the pedagogy of empowerment - Thinking and speaking a better world, October 22-23-24, 2010, Maribor, Slovenia

The conference will welcome scholars and educators from diverse fields for vigorous dialogue and exchange. This conference will unite scholars of argumentation and rhetoric, teachers, and organizers of local, national and international debating networks to discuss critical thinking and advocacy discourse through pedagogy. We intend for the conference to welcome all who are involved in public discussions and debates about different issues.

The conference is organized by Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia (Oddelek za filozofijo, Filozofska fakulteta, Univerza v Mariboru, Slovenija), World Debate Institute (University of Vermont USA) and ZIP (Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga/Pro et contra Institute for culture of dialogue Slovenia and hosted by Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor,

More information at
Blogsite for latest news

Looking forward seeing you in Slovenia again,

Bojana Skrt
Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga
Svetosavska 24, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
+386 (0)41 423377

Monday, April 19, 2010

Team Sri Lanka at the Octo Finals of WSDC 2010

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

And then there were eight...

The playoffs for the remaining 4 places for the Debaters' Council Schools League 2010 was held on April 3rd at the Law Faculty premises.

Ladies' College, Methodist College, Holy Family Convent, Ananda College, D. S Senanayake College and Colombo International School participated at 3 debates apiece to determine the top 4 spots. The teams were picked from the Sri Lanka Schools Debating Championships held earlier this year

After 9 gruelling debates the following teams qualified to participate at the 6 month long tournament

Ladies' College (3 wins/ 0 losses)
D. S Senanayake College (2 wins/ 1 loss)
Methodist College (2 wins/ 1 loss)
Colombo International School (1 win/ 2 losses)

The above schools will join Wesley College, Bishop's College, St. Joseph's College and S. Thomas' College (who automatically qualified from the DC Schools League 2009) as the 8 teams who will battle it out this year for the coveted trophy.

The tournament will commence from the 25th of April. Participating teams are expected to submit the 6 registered debaters and the debates' schedule prior to this date.

The Debaters' Council Schools' League 2009 was won by Wesley College while the runner-up was Bishop's College. Sandaruwani De Silva from Bishop's College was the Best speaker of the tournament