Debating Matters

Debating Matters seeks to offers a fresh, accessible and engaging format for debating contemporary issues. A national competition, run successfully since 2003, it takes ideas, argument and young people seriously. The focus is on content and substance over style, encouraging young people to engage in an intelligent contest of ideas and holding up their ideas to critical scrutiny.

This collection contains a series of topic guides that can be used to stimulate debate in the classroom and encourage participation in the Debating Matters competition. Topic guides in this collection look at subjects which include:

* animal experimentation
* clinical trials
* energy
* drugs in sport
* recycling
* space exploration
* organ donation

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Performance Enhancing Drugs

This topic guide, produced for the Debating Matters competition, asks should the use of performance enhancing drugs be permitted in sport? The guide contains information, further reading and web links which allow students to understand and debate the issues.

Anti-doping authorities and campaigners argue that...

Fossil Fuels and Energy

This topic guide was produced for the Debating Matters competition. It looks at the issue of fossil fuels and considers whether they should remain unused in the ground. The guide contains information, further reading and web links to allow students to explore and understand the issues.

Providing easy and...

Genetic Screening

Produced for the Debating Matters competition, this topic guide gives information, further reading and web links to help students understand the issues around the genetic screening of embryos. The issues at stake include the ability to prevent unnecessary suffering from diseases and concerns about the prospect of a...

GM Food

From Debating Matters, this topic guide includes information, further reading and web links to help students understand the issues around the use of genetically modified food crops.

Supporters say that genetically-modified (GM) foods can help to provide food for an increasing world population. Opponents...

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