Type and Purpose of Learning
Debate is a form of language learning and performance arts learning. This play-based learning allows students a chance to develop persuasive skills both in writing and speaking as they investigate language. Additionally, they learn to express feelings and opinions, become aware of the many purposes for which language is used and come to appreciate language both as an important medium for communicating ideas and information and as a source of enjoyment. Through performing arts learning, students use more complex forms of language, express their feelings and work co-operatively with others to understand their point of view, expressing ideas in a creative and meaningful way.