[:en]Mexicali students are trained in debate techniques[:es]Capacitan a estudiantes mexicalenses para debate[:]

[:en]To train and prepare students for the Fifth College Debate Contest which will take place in a few days, was the goal of the Debate Seminar organized by Congressman Jorge Núñez Lozano, President of the Economic Development Commission of the State Congress, the guest speaker was Dr. David Vincent Kimel from Yale University Story Department and debate coach.

Yale University debate coach, Kimel spoke of debating as an idea exchange which must go beyond trying to impose one’s ideas over the opponent’s but to seek for and exchange aiming to raise the discourse level more than imposing an idea or concept, with the goal of humanizing the opponent more than annihilate him/her or go qround rhetorics to “fool” the debate judge.

The arguments in debate must defend an idea, theory or hypothesis thru rhetorical techniques , which Kimel classifies into three different kinds: Heavy, middle weight and lean, and reiterated the relevance of making the youth aware that debating is more a quest for the truth more than a front attack to the opponent, keeping in mind that there has to be a defense with dignity, well-structured and intelligent about one’s own arguments, not only trying to convince the judge but look for better solutions.[:es]Capacitar y preparar a estudiantes para el V Concurso de Debates Universitarios que inicia próximamente, fue el objetivo del Seminario de Debate que organizó Jorge Núñez Lozano, presidente de la Comisión de Desarrollo Económico del Congreso del Estado, teniendo como expositor al Doctor David Vincent Kimel académico de Departamento de Historia de la Universidad de Yale y coach de debate, evento que registró nutrida asistencia.

Coach de la Universidad de Yale, Kimel hablo del debate como un intercambio que debe ir mas alla de imponer ideas al oponente sino de buscar un intercambio de ideas que debe buscar elevar el nivel del discurso más que imponer una idea o concepto, el objetivo es humanizar al oponente más que aniquilarlo o dar vueltas a la retórica para “engañar” al juez del debate.

Los argumentos en un debate deben defender una idea, teoría o hipótesis a través de técnicas de retórica, que Kimel desglosó en tres tipos: Pesada, media y esbelta y reiteró la importancia de concientizar a  los jóvenes que el debate es más una búsqueda de la verdad que un ataque frontal al oponente, sin dejar de lado la defensa digna, estructurada e inteligente de los argumentos propios, no solo debe buscar convencer al juez sino buscar las mejores soluciones.[:]

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