With the approval and broad-range participation of the College community, Wiley College has chosen the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) topic "Communicate Through Debate" to focus on enhancing students' critical thinking skills through the medium of debate: an instructional strategy that will strengthen their communication skills. A number of studies report that when students learn the principles of argumentation, and prepare appropriately by researching and practicing in anticipation of debating, they can improve their cognitive performance as well as oral delivery. As a result, students sharpen their information literacy skills and develop confidence. They also become productive team members, thoughtful leaders and more informed citizens.
Are you ready to get your debate on?