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World Cup Debate activity - analytical/evaluative classroom activity

Jonny Clark

19th June 2018

Continuing our World Cup theme, here's a Powerpoint activity that we've used before but have updated and altered slightly. The World Cup Debate activity is a fun resource that is aimed at stimulating analytical and evaluative discussion with your A level students as they finish their studies for Year 12.

Students are set a discussion topic - in this case it is 'What is the best way to make the NHS more effective?' The question is deliberately open-ended to allow for maximum debate. Students are given 8 possible solutions and must decide which of these is 'best'. However, the solutions are categorised into 8 'quarter-finals' and students must decide which solution wins the individual debate. The winners of the quarter finals go on to the semi-finals, and winning semi-finalists go on to the final.

Teachers can run the activity as a whole class debate or allow individuals (or small groups) to take the lead on some of the solutions.

Note:  Teachers can alter the discussion topic and/or solutions by editing the table on slide 1 of this Powerpoint file.

Download the World Cup Debate activity here.

Jonny Clark

Jon Clark has been teaching economics and business studies for over 25 years primarily in the Further Education sector. Before joining tutor2u, he was a senior manager at South Cheshire College in Crewe.

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