Debate Association (Singapore) is proud to be organising another edition of the annual Primary School Debate Open (PSDO) in July-August this year!
PSDO is an important platform for Primary 4 to 6 students to hone their critical thinking skills while debating against their peers from other schools. PSDO serves as a crucial opportunity for schools to prepare their teams for the Primary Schools National Debate Championships, otherwise known as Wits & Words, in the upcoming season.
At PSDO this year, teams can look forward to challenging new elements such as impromptu or short-preparation debates where teams will prepare independently without further assistance from their teachers or coaches. Normally reserved for higher levels of debating, this exciting format at the Primary School level seeks to expose budding debaters to more challenging scenarios where they can further develop the ability to think on their feet and work as a team under pressure.
The respective Debate Teachers-in-Charge have been emailed with the registration details and more information. If you are an official Debate Teacher-in-Charge for your primary school and have yet to receive it, kindly contact our Tournament Director Thirrisha (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please feel free to direct any further questions to her as well.
We look forward to seeing you at PSDO 2018!
Debate Association (Singapore) is happy to announce the opening of registration for the Debate Association (Singapore) June Training Camp!
DA(S) warmly welcomes primary school debaters to its annual debate camp held during the June holidays. The camp is open to all regardless of debate experience.
The Camp will feature engaging lectures on argumentation skills by seasoned local debaters, as well as small-group breakout sessions with experienced facilitators. Over the three days, students will have access to practical, easy-to-grasp key debating ideas, as well as opportunities to put these ideas to practice. By the end of the camp, students should come away with a greater understanding of debate, confidence in expression, and a structured approach to critical thinking and questioning.
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Debate Association (Singapore) is excited to announce the opening of registration for the Secondary School Training Camp on 20-22 November 2017
DA(S) warmly welcomes debaters to its annual debate camp for secondary school students held during the November holidays. The camp has traditionally been targeted at beginners at the secondary school level, but this year will feature a radical new change to also cater to more experienced debaters and repeat participants.
Whether it is to gear up for the Singapore Secondary School Debating Championships in 2018, or just to learn the basics of debating, every student will leave the camp far more adept in the art of persuasion.
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Debate Association (Singapore) is proud to announce that Team Singapore has emerged victorious in the recent World Schools Debating Championship 2017 and are now the reigning World Champions!
Congratulations to Team Singapore Coach Mrs Geetha Creffield and the debaters Au Wei Hoe (Captain), Ryan Wee, Siobhan Tan, Jonathan Yap, Wei Shu Yang, and Lee Jit Ping (alternate). They were also accompanied by Ms Evelyn Woels from the Ministry of Education (Singapore).
The World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) is an annual international tournament where the best high school debaters from each country are selected to represent their nation and battle it out in up to 13 debates held over an intense two-week period.
This year, 50 countries took part in the 29th edition of the WSDC held in Bali, Indonesia from the 1st to 11th August.