Little Bighorn College
Luella Brein. Professor of Communication Arts
Shelby Jo Long-Hammond
RMC Student Trainers:
Representatives from the RMC debate team traveled to Little Bighorn Community College on October 9, 2013 for a day or workshops. We conducted workshops during four class sessions. The workshop sessions included a brief lecture, speaking drills and argumentation drills while in small groups. The RMC debaters worked with the students at the college as they developed arguments.
We were very excited to work with over 100 students during the workshop. We were able to expose these students to the possibilities that debate could bring to their education and their development of skills that will be helpful in academia and their future careers. We felt that the students all responded well to the small group work that we did during the workshops. Each class was very excited to explore the various arguments that were involved in the motions.
We debated topics such as banning smoking in public places, the benefits and disadvantages of Facebook, whether or not women should serve in combat roles, and specific Crow Tribe, the Per Capita. Each topic encouraged discussion and debate. We were fortunate to hear the rich cultural perspective within their arguments. Luella really prompts her students to explore the roots of the controversy.
We were pleased with the first workshop at Little Bighorn College and are excited to return to the college on Friday.