We all want to raise kids who are self-motivated, adaptable problem solvers—especially in today’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (V.U.C.A) 21st-century world.
Now, more than ever, changes are becomingly increasingly unpredictable, and viewpoints increasingly polarised.
Groupthink is also on the rise: you've probably seen it play out in the comment fields of your social media news feeds.
The last thing we want for our children is to have their attention and thoughts be controlled by others because they lack the knowledge and thought processes to make informed choices.
Imagine the consequences of them growing up to become ‘yes’ men—forming beliefs simply based on face value or the opinion of others.
Don’t worry though, what if there’s a way to empower our children to...
Know how to process information, think from multiple perspectives and rigorously question ideas and assumptions rather than accepting them at face value.
Think on their feet
Able to think outside the box under pressure and deal with whatever situation life throws at them.
Have an expanded worldview
Know what’s happening in the world and be exposed to diverse viewpoints that are usually not discussed in schools or at home.
Understand their core values early
Become consciously aware of what is important to them, understand how to make decisions and understand what drives their behaviours.
And many more! These are just some of the positives behind learning how to debate. At See Change’s Debate & Public Speaking Programme, our whole purpose is to arm students with the skills, competence and confidence that will benefit them for life.
Debating & Public Speaking Sounds Boring? Think Again.
Here’s How We Do Things Differently
Make Learning a Game
Your child won’t just be staring at the teacher or whiteboard all the time. Guided by their teachers, children do more of the talking and engage in interactive games and activities that focus on honing the foundations of debate. For example, lower primary students would be prompted to pick an object they see and persuade the rest of the class to buy it. Curriculum is crafted specially for each level to help students progress smoothly without finding classes a chore.
Online Global Classroom
Classes are conducted online with international students from around the world. Learning in a global classroom offers students the opportunity to increase their awareness and understanding of other cultures, promotes critical thinking, and helps to develop an appreciation for other points of view. While literature and videos are great ways to learn about new cultures, there’s no replacement for interacting with someone who is actually from a different country.
Tutors from Top Ivy League Schools & Oxbridge
Your child will be mentored by top scholars from Harvard, Columbia, Yale and Princeton University—many of whom have competed and won prestigious international competition in debate and public speaking. Not only is your child taught by tutors who know how to perform at the top of their field, but also gain a positive role model.
Join Competitions & Showcases
Debate Tournaments at See Change Education are opportunities for your children to experience a formal and official debate. Your child will meet delegates from the Belt & Road partner countries, and the Greater Bay Area.
Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) is among the UK's top Awarding Organizations recognized by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
As an approved centre, See Change Education is authorized to offer TQUK-endorsed courses as well as listed Ofqual-regulated qualifications, guaranteed to conform to TQUK’s high standards of:
quality assurance, and
quality academic achievement and success.
Read What Our Students Say
"This competition was an amazing experience and I enjoyed competing with many skilled peers!"
- Gemma Yeung (Primary, Kowloon Junior School ESF)
"This debate helped me to understand how to cooperate, communicate with each other and to be confident in yourself. It really helped me for my time-management too. My critical thinking and oral has also improved my rebuttals. "
- Chloe Kung (Primary, PLK HK Taoist Association Yuen Yuen Primary)
"The debating in this competition was fun and I learnt a lot, especially when the judges point out the problems that we have."
- Harry Tam (Secondary, Ying Wa College)
"I learned a lot, especially about thinking on your feet and making arguments. My mind about the world has expanded making me more open-minded. I enjoyed competing with many talented people, and I loved working together with a foreign teammate."
- Maisy Wong Mei Ching (Secondary, PLK Tang Yuk Tien College)
Meet Some of Our Tutors
Judge for Columbia University High School Level Parliamentary Debate Competition
Columbia’s University George William Curtis Prize for Public Speaking
Choate Rosemary Hall Headmaster’s Scholar Award Recipient
Caroline D. Bradley Scholar Award Winner
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Award Winner
Director of Training of Intercollegiate Model UN
Debate Coach of Harvard National Model UN
Experienced Policy Debater
College Counsellor with experience in SSAT & SAT preparation and personal statement coaching
Possesses deep knowledge in film studies, creative writing, and debate
University of Oxford
President of St. Hugh's Biological Society 2019
Truro College Oxbridge Access Mentor
Three times Oxford University Grant Award Recipient
Experienced Oxbridge & A-Levels 1-to-1 Coach
Octofinalist at JV National Championship
Berkeley Invitational Semi-Finalist
Cornell Varsity Team Policy Debater
2nd Place for the State of California Student of the Year
Tanner & Dean’s Scholarship Grant recipient for Arts & Science
What Teachers Are Saying
“The experience has given our students a great opportunity to expand their minds, boost their oratory skills and think on their feet."
- English Teacher, St. Mary's Canossian College
“It was a great opportunity for them to compete with students of their age from other countries. They learnt a lot and they enjoyed the process."
- English Teacher, Pui Ching Primary School (Macau)
Studies have found that debate improves reading ability, grades, school attendance, self-esteem, and interest in school (Duffin, Frank, Latitudes in Learning).
A stunning 98.58% of debate students go on to attend college, and debate participation increases the chances of being offered college scholarships (Billman, J. & Christiensen, H. 2008).
More importantly, the invaluable life skills that are applicable in school will stick with your child for the rest of his life. Start to see your child take ownership over their own intellectual development and take on whatever life chooses to throw at them with confidence.
Meet Our Ivy League & Oxbridge Tutor
See the difference in our teaching methods and how we make learning engaging & relevant
Learn how our programme can improve your child’s critical thinking
Receive a checklist of activities your child can do at home to become a better debater