Posts tagged "discussion"

Oppositional Conversational Style

In an earlier post, I discussed how to debate with others in real life. As we engage in discussion or debate with others, we often come across the person that wants to argue just for the sake of arguing. Gretchen Rubin identifies this as¬†oppositional conversational style. Oppositional conversational style is a person, who in a…

How to debate in real life

We've all been in that situation where an informal conversation quickly becomes a discussion and then we find ourselves in a debate. A debate is a wonderful opportunity to flex your intellectual muscles and can lead to a deeper level of understanding for all individuals involved. There are excellent opportunities to embed debates in classrooms…