Monday, March 24, 2008

Tentative Schedule Released for Conference

2nd International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment


11-12-13 April 2008, Ljubljana, Slovenia


SCHEDULE (tentative)

(Please excuse the lack of national alphabet translations, we are working on that. It will be correct in the booklet distributed at the conference.)

Chairs are tentative.

FRIDAY, 11th April 2008

12.00 – 14.00 Registration

14.00 – 14. 30 Main Hall: Opening and welcome speeches

14.30 – 16.00 Presentations

Room 1 Argumentation

Chair: Lillian Bermejo Luque

Bilal Amjarso (Netherlands): What is persuasive about dealing with anticipated counterarguments? A pragma-dialectical study of a form of strategic manoeuvring

C. Andone (Netherlands): Manouevring strategically by retracting a standpoint in what can be reconstructed as the confrontation stage of a critical discussion

Paul van den Hoven (Netherlands): Playing with the Protagonist: Strategic manipulations with discourse voices

Room 2 Debate

Chair: Maja Nenadovi_

Anna Mojca England Kerr, Debate club of Faculty of social science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia: A comparison between World Schools Debate Format and British Parliamentary Debate Format

Alex Just, Wadham College, Oxford University, UK: William Gladstone: A Model British Parliamentary Debater?

Kyle Rouse, undergraduate, Cornell University, USA: The international debating workshop as the ideal vehicle for the learning of World's Format Debating: Personal reflections on the 2007 International Debate Academy - Slovenia

Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, USA

Room 3 Debate

Chair: Rozalia Bako

Manolis Polychronides, PhD Candidate, University of Athens, Greece: Does debating, as an extracurricular activity, promote democratic values and skills? An empirical study in 14 Greek High schools.

Kate Shuster, Claremont College, USA: Not Making the Case: A Critical Examination of Research Supporting Urban Debate Leagues.

Bojan Marjanovi_, Chairman of the Executive board, Croatian debating society.Final year student of Sociology, department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb Croatia and Dea Ajdukovi_, HDD – Hrvatsko debatno dru_tvo (Croatian Debate Association), Croatia: Evaluation of Croatian debating society debate program

Room 4 – Pedagogy

Chair: Sam Greenland

Lara Godec Sozak, Slovenia: Analysis of students' oral presentations in the second year of primary education at the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana

Vida Von_ina, Slovenia: Critical literacy and motivation for responsible engagement in a community

G. Rhydian Morgan, UK: Critical Thinking Skills in the Classroom

Candace Williams, USA: Debate and Plagiarism: Do Current Debate Practices Violate School Honor Codes?

Main Hall
14.30 »Svetovci« showing the TV documentary about Slovenian highschool debate team participating at the Worlds School Debate Championship in Seoul 2007, followed by the discussion with the authors of the film and debaters.

16.00 – 16.30 Break

16.30 – 18.00 Main Hall
KEYNOTE Frans van Eemeren

18.15 Buses leave for the reception given by mayor of Ljubljana Zoran Jankovi_

19.00 Reception in the Ljubljana city hall

Saturday, 12th of April 2008

9.30 – 11. 30 Presentations

Room 1 Argumentation

Chair: Satoru Aonuma

Michael Hoppmann (Germany): On Three Kinds of Argumentative Responses

Ivan Mikirtumov (Russia): The Arguments driving to the Responsible Knowledge: Logical Representation

Lyudmila Kourchak (Belarus): Pragma-Dialectical Theory of Argumentation as a Background for Analyzing and Criticizing of a Cross-Cultural Business Communication.

Room 2 Debate

Chair: Sam Greenland

Alex Just, Program Director, QatarDebate, Qatar: QatarDebate and the future of debate education in the Arab World

Dr Ann Kirson Swersky, Founder and Chairperson, Sia’h vaSig – The Israel Debating Society, Israel: Establishing Parliamentary Debate in Modern Israel

Teodora Dubrovi_, prof. president of Croatian debate society and
Nada Kegalj, prof., member of the governing board of CDS, Croatia: Debate program in Croatia

Room 3 Debate

Chair: Steve Woods

Sam Nelson, Director of Debate, Cornell University: Teaching debate in non-traditional places to non-traditional audiences.

John Adams, Director of Colgate University Speaking Union, USA: Statis

Rhydian Morgan, UK: Zen & the Art of Debating

Donald Reape, undergraduate, Cornell University, USA: The case against American style policy debate: A personal narrative

Room 4 Pedagogy

Chair: Maja Nenadovi_

Panagiota Kotarinou, Anastasia Chrisanthaki-Apostolopoulou, Despina Koutli, Greece« Using “debate” in the teaching of Science

Ivana Mijatovi_ Serbia: Empowering active participation in teaching quality management courses

George Yeoman, UK: Creating or re-kindling a 'thirst for knowledge’ about global issues in the classroom

Daniela Kozlovi_, Slovenia: Debate and skill development in the philosophy class

Main Hall

9.30 Round table discussion: Is debate the best method for teaching rhetoric in the middle school?
Chair: Bojana Skrt, speakers Kristina Stopar, Irena Lapanje and others

Room 7 Special Event

10.30 Workshop: Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, USA: Tabulating a debate tournament using TRPC

11.30 – 12.00 Break

12.00 – 13.30 Main Hall
Keynote Kate Shuster

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch in the Faculty of Social Science cafeteria

14.30 – 16.30 Presentations

Room 1 Argumentation

Chair: Henrik Bohlin

Marcin Lewi_ski (Netherlands): The straw man fallacy in the Internet discussion forums

Peter Mesarec (Slovenia): Argumentation and logical fallacies in the Slovenian presidential election debate

Bart Garssen (Netherlands): Ad hominem attacks as derailments of critical testing

Constanza Ihnen (Netherlands): Exploiting topical potential with practical argumentation: what do arguers choose when they choose between arguments from consequences and arguments from principles or norms?

Room 2 Debate

Chair: Michael Hoppmann

Rhydian Morgan, UK: The changing nature of rhetoric - looking at the way rhetorical styles develop and alter over time

Conor Tucker, Student, Colgate University, USA: Rhetoric, Debate, and Deliberation: The Colgate Policy Institute

Ameila Kermis, undergraduate, Cornell University, USA: Ethos, Pathos, Logos in competitive debate: Can they be balanced?

Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, USA: NPPF: Combining writing with oral debate

Room 3 Debate

Chair: David Williams

Ivanka Mavrodieva, PhD, Rhetoric Department, Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia
Debates during the Presidential election campaigns in Bulgaria (from 1991 till 2005)

Boris Vezjak, Faculty of Arts, Maribor, Arguments, fallacies and media

Steven Woods, Ph.D., Department of Communication, Western Washington University: Arguments of Mass Destruction: The Nexus between Intercollegiate Debaters Catastrophic Impact Claims and Bush Administration Invasion Appeals

Rozália Klára Bakó, Sapientia University of Transylvania, Miercurea Ciuc, Romania and Gizela Horváth, Partium Christian University, Oradea, Romania: The Religious Icons‘ Scandal: Radiography of a Public Debate in Romania

Room 4 Pedagogy

Chair: Maria Wolrath Sodeberg

Andreas Felten, Germany: New Debate Formats and “Pre-Debate-Forms“ for classroom use

Sam Greenland, Australia: Teaching English through debate in Hong Kong

Albert Mrgole, Slovenia: Multi-systemic perspectives of school discourse

Mateja Glu_i_ Lenar_i_, Slovenia: Together in diversity – promoting intercultural dialogue in language classes through debate

Room 5 Pedagogy

Chair: Alex Just

Maja Bregar, Slovenia: Examples of debates with six and seven year-olds in the first grade of nine years' primary school in Slovenia

Nives Videc, Slovenia
Debate with six and seven year-olds in the first grade of nine years' primary school in Slovenia

Hedvika Dermol Hvala, Slovenia
Development of rhetorical skills in primary school pupils

Veronika Hovnik, Slovenia
Philosophy for children through debate

Main Hall
Live debate on the motion »Media are responsible for anorexia and bulemia among youth.« debaters from Debate club Middle school Rodica Dom_ale, coach Irena Lapanje.

Round table discussion: MIDDLE SCHOOL DEBATE PROGRAMME, speakers Kate Shuster, USA Teodora Dubrovi_, Croatia, chair: Bojana Skrt, Slovenia

16.30 – 17.00 Break

17:00 – 19.00 Presentations

Room 1 Argumentation

CHAIR: Michael Hoppmann

Lillian Bermejo Luque (Spain): Rhetorical argumentation vs. the rhetorical dimension of argumentation

Cristián Santibáñez Yáñez (Chile): Metaphorical design from an argumentative point of view

Roosmaryn Pilgram (Netherlands): Characterising character: Analysing appeals to ethos in a dialectical framework

Satoru Aonuma and Naoto Usui (Japan): In Defense of Argument Culture: A Rhetorical Criticism of Asiacentric Bias in Intercultural Communication

Room 2 Debate

Chair: Anja _erc

Miha Gartner, Gimnazija Celje – Center, Celje, Slovenia: Mentorship of debate club.

Helena Felc, Faculty of administration, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, under – graduate student: Promotion of a debate club - story of success or failure?

Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, USA: Middle Age Debate Transition - How One Coach Changed Horses in Mid Career

Bojana Skrt, Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga, Slovenia: Debate as a subject.

Room 3 Debate

Chair: Rhydian Morgan

Javier Rodríguez Alcázar, University of Granada, Spain: Risk Assessment: the Limits of Expertise and the Role of Public Debate

Korry Harvey, Lecturer and Assistant Director of Forensic, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA USA: Beyond Competitive Decision Making: A Primer on Civil Discourse and Deliberative Dialogue Methodology

Donal Carbaugh, professor at Department of communication, University of Massachusetts, USA: Debate, Dialogue and Rhetoric as Cultural Discourse: Di-ciphering Codes for Communication Conduct

Sam Nelson, Director of Debate, Cornell University, USA: Debate - What its past and present can tell us about its future

Main Hall

17.00 Live debate: Worlds School Debate Format on the topic: »We should apologise for colonialism.«

19.15 Buses leave for the banquet

19.45 – 22.00 Banquet in Grad Kodeljevo

Sunday, 13th of April 2008

9.30 – 11.30 Presentations

Room 1 Argumentation

Chair: Bart Garssen

Henrik Bohlin (Sweden): Perspectives in critical thinking

Danilo _uster (Slovenia): Some dilemmas of informal logic

David Cratis Williams (USA): Rhetorical Approach to Problems of Education

Room 2 Debate

Chair: Rozalia Bako

Bo_ena Perko, Kri_e Primary School, Slovenia: Solving conflicts in school by means of coeval mediation

Maja Nenadovi_, Fellow of the George Bell Institute, University of Amsterdam, PhD Candidate: Giving Back the Voice

Dea Ajdukovi_, HDD – Hrvatsko debatno dru_tvo (Croatian Debate Association), Croatia: Attitude change and need for cognition in debaters and non-debaters

Karlina Ko_elj, Master of Politology American Studies, Professor of English and Slovene at Secondary School for Catering and Tourism Celje, Slovenia: I am proud to say: these are my students.

Room 3 Debate

Chair: Anja _erc

Jerneja Domajnko. Post – gradute student at ISH, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Debating and equal opportunities for everyone.

Christopher Langone, graduate student Department of Communication, Cornell University, USA: Debate and the media

Veronika Hovnik, Gimnazija Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia: Tekma

Room 4 Pedagogy

Chair: Zora Rutar

Maria Wolrath Soderberg, Sweden: Pedagogical consequences of viewing topoi as habits

Uve Poom, Estonia: Factors influencing student reflection in the experiential education context: case study of debate education

Darinka Vrabi_ and Alenka Gortan, Slovenia: Does matura exam restrict critical thinking and how debate can contribute to the quality of lessons

Alfred Snider & Bojana Skrt, USA & Slovenia: Teaching teachers to use debate in the classroom

Main Hall
9.30 Live debate: Worlds University Debate Format, the motion and the speakers TBA

10. 30 Round table discussion: challenges of running the university debate club

11.30 – 12.00 Break

12.00 – 13.30
Keynote Omar Salahuddin bin Abdullah, Malaysia

13.30 Main Hall
Closing ceremony


Kristine said...

This is great info to know.

Anonymous said...

I want to exchange with you linking to my site
for good reward

My site

Anonymous said...


Do you guys watch movies in theater or on internet? I use to rent DVD movies from [b][/b]. Recently I discovered that we can watch all new movies on internet on day, they are released. So why should I spend money on renting movies??? So, can you guys please tell me where I can [url=]watch latest movie Toy Story 3 2010[/url] for free?? I have searched [url=][/url], [url=][/url], [url=][/url] but, Could not find a good working link. If you know any working link please share it with me.

Thanks said...

It won't work in actual fact, that's exactly what I suppose.