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anaylama2
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SJM
Con (against)

television is not the effective means of imparting education

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/25/2016 Category: TV
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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anaylama2

Pro

television is not the most important means of education however it is known as the idiot box for children because people waste their time watching nuisance. we see that children do not watch educative programmes but spend their time watching different non-educative channels
SJM

Con

Television- : an electronic system of transmitting transient images of fixed or moving objects together with sound over a wire or through space by apparatus that converts light and sound into electrical waves and reconverts them into visible light rays and audible sound
Source- http://www.merriam-webster.com...

Observance- A television is basically just a screen with fixed or moving objects with sound and this is all it necessarily entails.

Considering that television only entails having something on the screen and sound, what one is capable of doing with a television is, for example, using some sort of social medium where you can video chat, therefore you can have a teacher communicate with the owner of the TV which would be identical to the aspects of classroom teaching, in the aspects that matter. This debate says TV is not an effective means of imparting education, so we have to look at the capabilities the TV is capable of in imparting education, which would be the same as a classroom, or online tutor. Therefore the TV would be effective.

"We see that children do not watch educative programmes but spend their time watching different non-educative channels"
How someone uses a TV does not define how capable a TV is of imparting education.
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