(Discussion) How will technology impact the classrooms and educational environment in the future
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

(Discussion) How will technology impact the classrooms and educational environment in the future

This discussion will focus on how technology will enhance the learning environment for students of the future, and may in some cases, also have a negative impact.  Things to consider: increased access to educational resources; global reach to provide resources to under-served populations; less face to face time between educators and students; too much dependency on technology (resulting in loss of effective teaching skills)

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(Discussion) How do we deal with violence in society? Do morals and values matter anymore?
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

(Discussion) How do we deal with violence in society? Do morals and values matter anymore?

This topic will examine the timely topic of violence in society, not from any specific country or region, but in general.  We will not look at violence in the "abstract" but rather from our own personal experiences.  Things to consider: is there more violence or do we live in a world where due to the reach and accessibility of the internet and 24/7 news cycle, the reporting of violent incidents is higher than previously reported?

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(Discussion) How important is loyalty in a relationship or work environment
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

(Discussion) How important is loyalty in a relationship or work environment

This discussion will examine the virtue of "loyalty".  For example, some people may say that in a relationship, it is one of the most important factors towards having a healthy relationship but should it be unconditional i.e what if your husband/wife cheat on you, would you then stay loyal to them.  In a business environment, and you knew your supervisor was cheating the company, would you stay loyal to the company or to the supervisor.

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(Debate) Economic growth for a country should be a higher priority than environmental considerations/conservation
Sep
30
7:00 AM07:00

(Debate) Economic growth for a country should be a higher priority than environmental considerations/conservation

This debate will look at what is sometimes considered competing priorities for a country, does it achieve economic success at the long term risk of permanently damaging the environment?  Are there ways to balance and manage these priorities so that both can be achieved? 

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(Discussion) Personal freedom and choice is a goal that many want to achieve, but is there such a thing as too much freedom and personal choice?
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

(Discussion) Personal freedom and choice is a goal that many want to achieve, but is there such a thing as too much freedom and personal choice?

This discussion will examine the idea that while the vast majority of people yearn or long for the personal freedoms and the choice that come with them, can this freedom also have negative consequences for greater society.  We will discuss this from a cultural standpoint, to see how these ideals weigh on our view of personal freedom versus the greater good of society

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(Debate) A nation should focus on its' priorities first before focusing on global issues such as: pandemic diseases, climate change, natural disasters, human rights and genocide.
Sep
23
7:00 AM07:00

(Debate) A nation should focus on its' priorities first before focusing on global issues such as: pandemic diseases, climate change, natural disasters, human rights and genocide.

This debate will look at how a nation places their priorities, relative to global priorities.  A logical question that may be raised is: are these priorities mutually exclusive or inclusive.  We will have a chance to discuss this topic with an international team representing various parts of the world, and includes both developed and developing countries.

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(Discussion) Is human population sustainable with the limited resources that are available?  If not, what are some of the solutions for this global issue
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

(Discussion) Is human population sustainable with the limited resources that are available? If not, what are some of the solutions for this global issue

This discussion will look at the issue of human overpopulation and the strain on natural resources, including food, water and land.  Some things to consider: improved technology in food production; smarter and more organized urban development; stricter conversation techniques

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(Discussion) Does diversity (racial, cultural, religious, socio-economical) in society promote a positive environment for its people?
Aug
26
7:00 AM07:00

(Discussion) Does diversity (racial, cultural, religious, socio-economical) in society promote a positive environment for its people?

This will be a discussion focused on looking at how people consider the term "diversity" and its impact to how people feel in their society.  We will exam the most common definitions of diversity, focus on four main areas: racial, cultural, religious and socio-economical)

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(Debate) Due to the rapid growth in technology, robots will assume a dominant and controlling role (over humans) in the future
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

(Debate) Due to the rapid growth in technology, robots will assume a dominant and controlling role (over humans) in the future

This debate will look at the influence that robotics technology has and will have, over society in the future.  Will we get to the point where we are so reliant on this technology, that we can no longer make our own decisions? or that in essence, we (the human kind) will become a slave to the technology that we created?

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