The Training of International Trainers Academy, organised and hosted by QatarDebate Centre (QD), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), at student centre, Education City, featured intensive workshops for five consecutive days, will conclude Thursday.
The event, which began on November 24, brought together coaches of different nationalities from schools around the world to equip them with the necessary skills to select and train students upon return to their respective institutions.
These students will participate in the fifth International Schools Arabic debating championships, which will take place in March 2020 in Doha, and will be held entirely in Arabic language.
With 10 international trainers from nine Arabic-speaking and non-Arabic speaking countries, the Academy featured participants from Turkey, Kosovo, Czech Republic, Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait, Oman and Britain.
A variety of QD’s debate instructors presented and led discussions and workshops on all aspects of art of debate, with emphasis on debate skills, critical thinking, refuting and argument but also extending to topics such as adjudication, motion analysis, and case building.
While the participants reflected the focus on how to be tolerant to people's opinions which contributed to the diversity of discussions and information exchanged.
The participants emphasised the role of QatarDebate Centre through the academy to establish standards for debate and equip cadres of qualified trainers to spread the art of debate in Arabic in their countries.
The participants in the TOT Academy expressed happiness in participating in the academy, which acquainted them with a great deal of information and extensive experience, underscoring its excellence, demanding its continuation in the long term.