Teaching Tools

Point and Refutation

Decide on an Issue: i.e., "Should pets be allowed to live in cities?" Divide the group into two teams -- pros and cons. Allow the group 5 to 10 minutes to consult and come up with a point for each person to present. Seat the groups opposite each other. The first person presents a point for their side (pros usually should begin). The first person on the opposite side makes a statement refuting the previous person; then proceeds to present their point. Continue down the line with each person refuting the previous opposition argument, then presenting a new point of their own.