Each Flipped Learning Module (FLM) is a set of short videos and online activities that can be used (in whole or in part) to free up class time from content delivery for greater student interaction. At the end of the module, students are asked to fill out a brief survey, in which we adopt the minute paper strategy. In this approach, students are asked to submit their response to two brief questions regarding their knowledge of the module.

In this FLM, students are asked to complete a fill-in-the-blank outline which accompanies all three videos, covering the topics of developing arguments, reasoning, and counterarguments. The completed outline will enhance the students’ note-taking skills and will serve as a summary of the FLM that they may refer to in the future.

Key Terms

proposition, argument, counterargument, pro/con side, inductive/deductive reasoning, premise, conclusion, debate etiquette

Module Overview

  1. Developing a proposition, argument, and counterargument
  2. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  3. Debate Structure

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Video 1: Developing a proposition, argument and counterargument

Video 2: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Video 3: Debate Structure

  • Use the following rubric to evaluate the debate (Refer to the “Tips for Effective Debating” from the module while discussing your debate proposition).

Debate Rubric

5= agree 1= disagree

5 4 3 2 1 The team is well organized and prepared.

5 4 3 2 1 The team is unified.

5 4 3 2 1 The team members speak clearly and project their voices.

5 4 3 2 1 The team members use proper posture and body language.

5 4 3 2 1 Good examples and reasoning are used to prove each point.

5 4 3 2 1 The counterarguments are specific to the points presented by the opposing team.

5 4 3 2 1 The team considers the weaknesses of its position and addresses them.

5 4 3 2 1 The team stands its ground firmly during the crossfire session.

5 4 3 2 1 The closing statement is strong and sums up the argument.

5 4 3 2 1 Respect is shown for the opposing team.

5 4 3 2 1 ALL members make significant contributions.

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