2016 Mini-grant Project

Production of a Debate-Induced Active Learning (DIAL) kit to support students’ skills and knowledge of concepts related to debating in their discipline.

Project Proposal

Required Resources - DIAL Kit Required Equipment Table


Torontoo Handcrafted Wood Gavel and Round Block for Lawyer Judge Auction Sale

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Table tent holder

C-Line Large Rigid Plastic Name Tent Holder, Clear, Heavyweight , 4.25 x 11 Inches, 25-Count (87507)

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Mobile Whiteboard

Quartet Arc Magnetic Dry Erase Board 24 X 18 Inch Aluminum Frame, Silver, 3413803812 Silver

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Whiteboard markers

Quartet ReWritables Dry Erase Mini Markers with Magnetic Cap Mounted Erasers, 6-Marker Pack, Assorted Standard Colors (51-659312Q)

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Countdown clock

Chihai Digital Led Clock Wall Alarm Digital Calendar Clock Count Down Timer(blue)

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Participants and Institutional Affiliations

Team Leader

Jean-Michel Sotiron, Political Science, John Abbott College

Knowledge and Skills: I have run multiple debates and simulations. My colleagues have extensive teaching experience and are looking forward to testing out the kit and moving its development forward.


Sami Massoud, Sciences politiques, Collège Ahuntsic

Elizabeth Plaxton, Arts, Lettres et Communications, Cégep André-Laurendeau

Derek Maisonville, Humanities, John Abbott College

Tanya Rowell-Katzemba, History, John Abbott College

Clea Notar. Creative Arts (Film Studies), John Abbott College