Exam Preparation: The JLC Guide to Revision Planning:

Exam Preparation: The JLC Guide to Revision Planning: Here are our 5 tips from our tutor Debbie Davies, to help you achieve success in your exams Be prepared– sounds obvious we know but it is the required level of preparation that needs to be pointed out. Preparation takes ages and can feel like a bit [...]

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Debate topic of the week: To strike or not to strike?

Debate topic of the week: To strike or not to strike? A strike by schoolchildren will take place on Friday 15th March. Students around the world plan to leave their classrooms to demonstrate for action on climate change. We used this topic as the basis for our latest workshop to develop debating, negotiation and creative-thinking [...]

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How Mind Maps help you to think creatively

How Mind Maps help you to think creatively Mind Maps were designed by Tony Buzan back in the 1970s. They are described in his book ‘The Mind Map Book’ as a way to ‘aid creativity, memory and specifically the recall of information.’ The format of a Mind Map can be described as similar to the [...]

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Can a robot master the art of debate?

Can a robot master the art of debate? Congratulations to Harish Natarajan, world champion in debating, who this week entered a much-anticipated debating competition against…a robot! The robot, Project Debater, was designed by IBM who have been working on it since 2012. The topic of the debate was whether nursery schools should be subsidised. Both [...]

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How Debating Skills help your child to think clearly

How Debating Skills help your child to think clearly Clarity of thought is a transferable skill of a lawyer, leading to a clear, persuasive argument. In our latest workshops in Bath, we debated the issue of whether computers can ‘think’. After children had chosen their standpoint and argued their points, we interrupted the debate and [...]

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Debating Skills: 3 tips from our latest workshop

Debating Skills: 3 tips from our latest workshop Mental Agility: One important skill is being able to argue a position that you may not personally agree with. In our first debate we asked children to decide their viewpoint on whether or not self-learning AI should be developed. We then directed a few of them [...]

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