Debate as a new approach to learning

Bringing together debate and schools to promote take-up of innovative practices in education and new ways of learning

Fostering and integrating Debate in learning through: 

  • Three Open Educational Resources: two Teachers’ Guide for Primary and Secondary School to Introducing Debate in the Curriculum, 

  • One Students' Toolkit for Civic Learning through Debate

  • Four Students' learning mobility  to practice debate, test and evaluate the materials  

  • OneTeachers' meeting to offer a path for long term sustainable debate training
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PROJECT PARTNERS


Società Nazionale Debate Italia

The point of reference for individuals, organizations, schools, universities active in the development and promotion of Debate as a teaching practice and contribution to the growth of citizenship awareness. It is a project that gives meaning to the words and voice to people to re-establish an open, critical, proactive, dialogic society.

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Fundación Educativa Activa-t

A NGO focused on promoting dialogue as a teaching tool to promote students´learning and to give them voice through education.

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Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga

A national debate organisation in Slovenia, responsible for development and implementation of debate methodology in different educational environments on the national and international level. ZiP manages debate clubs on middle schools, high schools, and university level, organises debate competition each month and is implementing several public events such round tables and public forums.

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Moletai gymnasium

An institution providing a qualitative secondary education in a communal environment, seeking progress to every member of the community. Gymnasium is open to change, seeks to guarantee quality of learning and its value addition in an innovative way. We use innovative methods in the teaching/learning process, improving integration of school subjects in order to achieve individual progress of students, continuously improving teachers‘ qualification The school has experience in participating in „Erasmus+“ projects focused on career guidance, IT, building entrepreneurial skills, CLIL and STEM.

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Miralmonte School

A teaching cooperative located in Cartagena, Spain. The pursuit of academic excellence is our main aim.

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ITE "Enrico Tosi"

A public High School for Economics, hosting 1,900 students and 170 teachers, located some 40 Km. north of Milan in a highly industrialized area in the north of Italy. Its focus has always been the internationalization of the curriculum, with the additional attention to debating which has led the school to be the coordinator of "We Debate - Italy" network, including more than 180 schools promoting debate and competing in regional, national and international contests. The school is also very active as a recognized training institution with several courses for students, internal and external teachers.

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The English School

A bilingual school, with English and Finnish as the languages of instruction, was founded in 1945. Founded upon Christian principle, the school's guiding value is the concept of human dignity.

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Rada Robiča Primary School in Limbuš

Situated in the north-eastern part of Slovenia. It is a basic school – primary and lower secondary education, with 402 students aged 6-15, and 44 paid members of professional stuff.

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Today is a new day, Institute for other studies

An NGO based in Slovenia that uses digital technology and the internet to create dialogue on public issues, facilitate participation, and push for transparency. Our mission is to promote open data and participatory decision-making processes on the internet by developing and implementing open source web-based tools and platforms for this purpose.

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WHAT'S NEW


Students' opinions on the first mobility

Read through some inspiring feedback from our students on their first mobility experience!


Teachers' opinions on the first mobility

We organised Learning, Teaching & Training activities and International teachers' meeting at Colegio Miralmonte in Cartagena, Spain. Here are some of our teachers’ opinions!


Teaching and Learning through Debate

Debate is a teaching and learning tool that allows teachers to work with their students’ social and curricular issues in an engaging and rigorous way. The practice of debate requires teachers to focus their attention on helping their students to gradually build up their skills.


Interview with Rok and Nuša, debate teachers

Rok and Nuša, debate teachers from Slovenia, sharing their thoughts on the first mobility training: what activities they did with the students, what challenges they stumbled upon, did students gain any new knowledge and much more.


Joaquin Ruiz, Miralmonte School’s Headmaster and his view of the project

Interview with Joaquin Ruiz, Miralmonte School’s Headmaster


The First Issue of the DNLA Newsletter

Welcome to the first issue of “Debating as a New Approach to Learning” Newsletter. We are pleased to share the first issue of our new biannual newsletter, keeping our partners and stakeholders up to date and involved. 

The last few months have not been easy as we’ve strived to continue delivering our work through a pandemic.
We have been forced to live in a socially distanced world, and this has meant huge shifts in the way we work together. Despite this, we’ve all worked tirelessly to continue to keep the school alive and to promote debate.

Relationships with our partners and stakeholders have never been more important. Why listening is vital to reflect on the challenges and pressures we face and the opportunities they present. We are "all in this together".