Debate on “How to Build Reading Habit among Cambodian Learners”
Just like physical exercise, debate is the exercise of mind. People from all walks of life debate every single day. Sometimes little do they know that they are debating with their own selves from what to wear this morning to what to eat this evening. No matter for whatever reasons people debate, one thing that holds true about it is simply to select the best choice or to make the rightest decision. In learning, on the other hand, debate teaches learners to view the world through different lenses, to think thoroughly before reacting, to explain with profound justification and evidence, and most importantly to solve social issues with the best solution possible. Drawing on these benefits, three finalists have been selected to the final round after a few weeks of rigorous debating and training. The stage was phenomenal with policies introduced by the speakers concerning how to build the love of reading among Cambodian learners. Judges and audiences were super curious to ask objective questions before deciding who to cast their vote for. Although it sounds like a competition, the driving force behind this activity is purely to make learning more enjoyable yet challenging. At the end of the day, improvement is all that matters. We have always been optimistic about the future of our nation when students as young as these ages can come on stage proposing potential solutions to address social problems which during our days of schooling such an activity was hardly to be seen. Therefore, we strongly encourage as well as wish to see more teachers giving learners chances to speak up and to think critically because you will never know how mind-blowing their ideas are until they are heard.