Confidence to Argue

Building Year 10 pupils’ confidence to produce good arguments, from the University of Oxford

 

Activity Type: free, in-school workshops followed by a conference at the University of Oxford.

Aim: To build confidence in students so that they feel able to produce well-constructed spoken arguments

Year Group: Year 10

Gatsby Benchmarks: 7

 

Offering effective tools for Year 10 students to build students’ confidence to produce well-constructed written and spoken arguments.

  • How to structure your ideas (key points with evidence)
  • Building a vocabulary bank to broaden language use
  • Practise summarising and debating skills
  • Confidence to speak (body language, posture, voice)
  • Language fluency (linking words, pauses and connecting phrases)

This programme comprises free, in-school workshops followed by a conference at the University.

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