Workshop 3 | 14+ | Drones Speaking & Listening Debate


This workshop sees young people exercise critical thinking and argument on the subject of military drones. Drones or ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ (UAVs) are increasingly used by many countries in war, including the UK and USA, but are they a good idea? Young people will learn about how drones are used, and their effects on civilians, and apply this learning to the construction of an argument.


To use the issue of armed drones to explore how to construct an argument using fact
and opinion.

Workshop 3
  • Participants will practise differentiating between fact and opinion.
  • Participants will learn about how drones are used.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own opinion in discussion.
  • All participants will practise spoken debate.
  • Some participants will integrate persuasive techniques with argument.
Age range: 14 to 18
Duration: 60 minutes

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