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education once considered a 3 legged tool comprising of academics,arts and sports are the key to the

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Started: 8/5/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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education along with sports and arts are necessary for the over all development of a child.


Let’s start by laying out some foundational terms:

Education:the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.” [1]

Sport: “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature”, though also “diversion; recreation; pleasant pastime.” [2]

Art: “the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.” [3]

If you are opposed to childhood development in these three areas, what areas do you propose should be focused on developing instead?

And how you do propose they develop in any area without employing the process of “education”?

I propose that there is no method of developing children that does not involve education - be in a group of 200 or in isolation; be it in a school, in a cave, or any other known or unknown environment.

But I am curious to hear what pupullama4 proposes.




Debate Round No. 1


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Debate Round No. 2


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Con assumed a position against the idea that "education along with sports and arts are necessary for the over all development of a child."

I have presented definitions for the words education, sports and arts that seem to include virtually every aspect of human existence. The definition of education would seem to include any and all acts of intellectual development, regardless of where or how the development occured.

Con has offered no rebuttal.

Vote Pro.

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Vote Placed by leonardlewis4 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con's total argument consisted of 1 sentence containing 16 words, the first of which was not capitalized. Moreover, the two words "over" and "all" should have been one word: "overall". Points to Pro for spelling and grammar. Pro's proposal made sense and was never even challenged. Con forfeited rounds 2 and 3. Neither provided any sources except in support of definitions. All other points to Pro.