Kütüphane ve Dokümantasyon Müdürlüğü
Atılım University Preparatory School
Two classes are chosen at a time and five or six students from each class are selected to be on the panel to discuss a given issue. They prepare their arguments in favour of or against the given topic under the guidance of their speaking teachers ..
The Preparatory School Debate Programme at Atılım University is a traditional component of the speaking programme designed under the guidance of the Speaking Unit Head. As opposed to the controlled speaking practice in the classroom, where the students use a particular piece of grammar or a function, the debate activity encourages the students to use their English freely and communicatively. Moreover, it is one activity that helps students develop :
- their listening and speaking skills
- their social skills
- their ability to collaborate and work as a team
The activity is held between the classes that have reached A level and above. Two classes are chosen at a time and five or six students from each class are selected to be on the panel to discuss a given issue. They prepare their arguments in favour of or against the given topic under the guidance of their speaking teachers.
The role of each group is to discuss and defend their argument against that of the opposing group. The performance of each group is assessed by the jury members according to
- how well they have supported their argument
- whether they were able to get their message across successfully
- their ability to use English correctly and fluently
- their power of persuasion
- rules of politeness
- turn taking and clarity
Students as well as the teaching staff attend these sessions with enthusiasm and enjoy them a lot. Apart from that, it sets a good example for the other students and motivates them.
In the future, we wish to extend this activity to the Preparatory Schools of other universities in Ankara.
Please find below the March programme for the sessions and the summary of the debate, the topic of which is Women Make Better Bosses than Men
Venue : Preparatory School Conference Hall
Time : 12:30
Chairperson : Ian Airey
1) March 2nd, 2006 :
A2 versus A11
Özgür Kıvanç Can Kazdağ
Zeynep Şeker Esra Demirci
M.Emre Gönen Murat Çataklı
Neslihan Gülin Gökçen İsmail Akgül
Testing on Animals is Morally Unacceptable
2) March 3rd, 2006 :
A3 versus A7
Doğan Mert Babacanoğlu
Enis Akyol Süleyman Utkan Baran
Ayşe Baştürk Zafer Mutlu Sönmez
Nihan Dökmetaş Işıl Basmacı
Fatma Ertaş Özge Verda Ünal
Rıdvan Gürpınar Kadir Gürbüz Özbay
You cannot be Just Friends with a Member of the Opposite Sex
3) March 7th, 2006 :
A10 versus PRO1
Kıryaman Gizem Gönültaş
Bertuğ Aras Çiğdem Eren
İsmail Hakkı Gül Kaya Özdemir
Meriç Tümer Tuğçe Erkul
Merve Gül Çolakoğlu Deniz Denizer
Parents Financial Responsibility for their Children should End at 18 years old
Şuayip Çalkın Giray Ünlü
Abdülkerim Çengeloğlu Çağrı Tufan
Alican Güleç Cem Kanat
Emre İmamoğlu Gökhan İşler
European Union Membership would be Bad for Turkey
5) March 10th, 2006 :
A6 versus A8
Erkul Murat Çatal
Havva Serim Havva Bozdağ
Naz Merve Metiner Gözde Gök
Mert Uğraş Begüm Karapınar
Can Gürler Mustafa Saraç
Elif Tez Gökhan Bozalp
MEN MAKE BETTER BOSSES THAN WOMEN
MEN MAKE BETTER BOSSES THAN WOMEN: ...Only twelve countries have women presidents among 191 countries where as in others they are all men The best universities in Turkey are directed by men."
WOMEN MAKE BETTER BOSSES THAN MEN: Women are sensible That gives them the quality of understanding other peoples problems with empathy women are more logical than men. They use both sides of their brains, both left and right. They combine logic and emotion so this helps women to be successful in business!
Its a fact that men are always better than women in terms of ability. Both women and men have some different abilities. Sometimes women are better than men, sometimes men are better than women, while women are more sensitive, men are tougher. Generally women pay attention to trivial things. Women have the mother instinct so they cant take risks. And also women gossip too much. Women cant treat people equally. Women dont like to be managed by a woman. Because women bosses dont let their women employees be promoted. Some women treat women worse then men while some women treat men worse then women. There is no equality, particularly when a women is pregnant and after she has become a mother she behaves more sensitively.
Only twelve countries have women presidents among 191 countries where as in others they are all men.
In some parts of the army in Turkey women are not allowed to hold officer positions.
The best universities in Turkey are directed by men.
Shakespeares play Macbeth shows us what women can do to a man and to a country. Macbeths wife encouraged Macbeth to kill the king and become the king himself. Because of this the country collapsed.
When a women has to choose a person to fire they always choose those who have less children, not the worst ones.
To summarise who is the best homemaker, the husband or the wife? The answer, of course, is the wife.
Please complete this saying of Atatürks: Peace at Home, Peace (In the world). So, ladies and gentlemen, while the women are bringing peace to the world through creating a stable home environment, please let the men get on with running the economy!
WOMEN MAKE BETTER BOSSES THAN MEN
Women are sensible. That gives them the quality of understanding other peoples problems with empathy. Women are more disciplined and more careful than men. Details are important for women and details make business perfect. Women are tidier than men. This helps them not to forget anything. They are mothers at the same time so they help their workers to get over the stress. They never boast about things in which they succeeded before. They can admit when they do wrong things but men never admit their faults. Men are ready to argue with anyone when they are nervous.
Nowadays, men choose women as their company managers and secretaries. Why? It has two reasons,
· Firstly, this is about sexuality and physical appearance. Men have weakness regarding sexuality.
· Secondly, women are more logical than men. They use both sides of their brains, both left and right. They combine logic and emotion so this helps women to be successful in business!