In early 2020, we are collectively facing an unexpected epidemic, which has prompted our students and faculty to consider it from a global perspective. At the start of the school year in May, our Year 6 team launched an inquiry project entitled ‘Will globalization grow faster or slower after COVID-19?
In their academic studies, the students were able to explore various aspects of COVID-19. For example, in the debate ‘Will globalization grow faster or slower after COVID-19?’, students were discussing around key concepts including globalization, industrialization, and capitalization to understand the development stage of globalization and the development and changes of China in each stage.
The results of their academic studies and independent research will be presented in the form of debates and presentations. After the debate training, the debaters finally started their “battle”.
With the cooperation of the Chairman and the timekeeper, and the active assistance of the think tanks of both sides, the debaters went through the opening arguments, questioning sessions, free Debate and summary statements, (you can add novel ideas from each debater). During the debate between class 6A and class 6D, what impressed the judges the most was Selena Xu from Class 6A who won the “Best Debater” for her outstanding performance in the competition. In the debate between Class B and Class C, Class 6B was the most impressed by the judges, and Sophia Wang won the “Best Debater” award for her brilliant performance in the competition. Class 6A and Class 6B entered the finals. The winner was 6B and Selena Xu won the honorary title of “Best Debater”.
From this debate, we can see that an excellent debater needs to be knowledgeable and logical. The students were able to understand the social value of debates that have social significance. Through this competition, students were able to enhance their critical thinking skills and practice critical thinking ability. This debate also guided them to think from a global perspective and prepare themselves to become a qualified global citizen in the future.