Recently, during the Life Skills class, 7A4 students discussed the “gain” and “loss” of the social network in a very dramatic and thrilling debate contest.
The class is using the Flipped Classroom method in which the students actively learn and research the lessons themselves before period. At class they spend time on discussing, asking questions, answering questions and arguing based on the knowledge they studied previously.
In the position of Supporting, team Duy Phuc, Minh Quang, Dac Tam, Tue Anh in a confident manner has made convincing points when saying that social media helps connect friends, family and community. This is also helpful for online learning during the Covid-19 quarantine. In addition, social media is a means of doing business and advertising for free. Through social networks, users can also entertain easily, conveniently or show and promote their own talents.
Opposing the opinion of the Support team, the Opposition team including Thao Anh, Ha Vy, Minh Thu, and Minh Hai gave strict arguments about the harmful effects of social networks such as high ability to cause addiction, taking time, reducing direct interaction, eliminating creativity and potential risks in personal life or emotional balance due to being too engrossed, competing for likes.
After the debate, the teachers gave suggestions and advice from the teacher to help the debate become more complete. Do not place a heavy emphasis on winning or losing; The last important thing you learn from this exciting lesson is to understand more about debate; have a respectful and proper attitude toward others; Being aware of the benefits and harms of social networks, then make appropriate choices. Students are also encouraged to express themselves through a clear argument system and a deep understanding of the various social issues in your life.