This download contains an editable 50+ slide PowerPoint featuring the most important debates relevant to GCSE Design & Technology students. It also contains a ‘randomiser’ slide so that debate topics can be selected randomly.
All topics are taken from the latest AQA and OCR specifications: this should be useful to any teacher of Design & Technology.
This is a great resource to use at the end of lessons if you have a few minutes left, it can be used as an entire lesson or revision session.
Debates take an ‘agree or disagree’ format: students are asked to move from one side of the room to the other depending on their response to the statements that appear.
This format allows teachers to foster debates and discussions between students, it can be helpful to ask students to justify their reasons and use sensible arguments. Questions you might ask include:
- “What is wrong with the other position in your view?”,
- “Why did you choose to stand where you’re standing?”,
- “Why do you think people disagree so much about this question?”
It is best to encourage students to pick a side rather than float in the middle: but it can also be fun to allow students to change side as the debate progresses, so that students can try to persuade one another to move.
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