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greysobenza
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Torton
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Field Trips Should Not be Allowed

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/30/2016 Category: Places-Travel
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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greysobenza

Pro

Round 1 should only consist of the acceptance of the challenge. I'll be laying down my arguments in the Round 2 as soon as someone accepts the challenge of being the Con towards this proposition.

If you have queries regarding the proposition, you may actually lay them down. I ought to steer this one to a very healthy and comprehensible discussion. Thanks.
Torton

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
greysobenza

Pro

greysobenza forfeited this round.
Torton

Con

First I think a definition for field trip should be provided; it is "a trip, usually in a group and especially by students, to a place of special interest for education, research or exploration; a trip into the field." [1]

I also think it's necessary to distinguish between the three main cores of modern educational curriculum (of the United States):

1) Lectures

This isn't just limited to a teachers speaking and students listening. It can be anything from powerpoints to guided readings. Essentially, it boils down to information provided to the students, no matter the method.

2) Worksheets

3) Group Activity

All three of these are exclusive of a classroom setting, and may not effectively attain the interests of students. Whereas, with field trips, unlike the theoretic of the three cores, it has the ability to show any individual students (or a class as a whole) that there are real world applications to many of the things taught in classrooms, depending on the subject in question.

There's almost always an equivalent; for most subjects there's generally some sort of museum that holds relevance to it (art, art museums; history, historical museums/monuments that hold historical bearing). However, there's also a few more specialized areas of interest. For example, a Government & Economics course could hold a field trip at a local government office or a bank.

[1] https://en.wiktionary.org...
Debate Round No. 2
greysobenza

Pro

greysobenza forfeited this round.
Torton

Con

Extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
greysobenza

Pro

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Torton

Con

Extend arguments.
Debate Round No. 4
greysobenza

Pro

greysobenza forfeited this round.
Torton

Con

Extend arguments.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Torton 1 year ago
Torton
Friendly reminder that you only have 20 hours left to post an argument.
Posted by Torton 1 year ago
Torton
Question: is R2 exclusively for arguments, or are you allowing refutations?
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeit all of the rounds. Con had one source, and actually had an argument.