ディスカッションの流れ

Discussion Session 

一口にディスカッションといっても、いろいろなスタイルがあり、思い浮かべる形は人によって様々かもしれません。柏Advanced TMCでは、「日常会話からさらに一歩踏み出して、時事問題についても自分の意見を言えるようにする」ことを目標に、参加者の方にたくさんの発言の機会をもっていただけるよう、「参加者全体を少人数のグループに分けて、自分の意見を述べ合い、各グループの代表が自分のグループの意見を全体で発表する」というスタイルをとっています。まずは、「自分に馴染みのない話題でも話せるようになる・興味の幅を広げる」ことを主眼においていますので、意見を戦わせたりすることは現時点では行わない予定です。

具体的な流れ

トピック発表(前月の例会で決定しますので、当日までに各自、関連記事を読んだり自分の考えをまとめたりして準備してください。ゲストとして参加される場合は事前にご連絡いただければトピックをお伝えいたします)

当日の参加人数に応じて、少人数のグループに分ける。Q1について意見を述べあう。各グループで発表者を決めてグループで出た意見を全体で発表

メンバーシャッフル。Q2へ。

(時間が許せば、再度メンバーシャッフル。Q3へ)

Discussion leaderがまとめ。次回のテーマ決定。Discussion Session 終了

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Discussion Session at Kashiwa Advance TMC

What do you have in mind when you hear the words “discussion session”? Probably, different people may have different ideas…Some may think about a heated debate, others may think about solution-seeking conversations, and others may think about something totally different. 

We, Kashiwa Advanced Toastmasters Club, define our discussion session as a forum to practice speaking a wide variety of topics, including unfamiliar issues, in English. As the session is aimed to create an environment where participants feel comfortable in expressing their opinions and going beyond their conversational comfort zones, participants are put into small groups to discuss a given topic. Therefore, our discussion session does not take the form of a pros/cons debate or a heated argument/counterargument discussion.  

Specifically, our discussion session goes like this:

(1)A discussion topic is decided in the previous meeting. Participants may want to do their own preparation (e.g., reading related-articles, putting together their thoughts, etc.) before the upcoming meeting. If you are a guest and want to know the topic in advance, please contact us. 

(2)The discussion session starts. Participants are divided into small groups. Talk about the Question #1 in the small groups. Pick one member from the group, and the member will share the group’s opinions with the entire participants.

(3)Shuffle the group members. Repeat the same process as the above for the Question #2.

(4)(If time allows, repeat the same for the Question #3)

(5)The Discussion Leader wraps up the discussion session by deciding a topic for the next month. 

We hope the above helps you understand what a discussion session at Kashiwa Advanced TMC is about and how it is proceeded. See you at Palette Kashiwa soon!

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