Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Convincing and Debating

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

Debating is a fundamental part of everyday life. Our ability to discuss lies at the heart of a democratic and open-minded society. Added to this, to be critical is central in the life of any scholar. Structured and well-thought-out strategies in expressing oneself have the potential to unpack one’s scholarly competencies and expertise. This workshop will help candidates develop and exercise debating skills. More importantly it will help stimulate doctoral researchers' critical thinking by shaking them free from time-honoured and conventional opinions.


By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should:

- be familiar with the major themes related to convincing and debating;
- understand the value of critical thinking;
- understand how they can benefit from critical thinking in the cultivation of analytical discourse;
- have improved their critical and analytical abilities in philosophical work;
- have developed a more acute awareness of how to approach a debate and convince;
- have developed practical skills on how to improve communicability.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ A - Date: 14 Nov 2019; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours

Semester 2
Occ AE - Date: 6 May 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%
Important - Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the information regarding the method of assessment indicated above may have been changed. Further details have been provided by your F/I/C/S.

LECTURER/S Andrew Azzopardi

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