About learningbase

Whether you want to learn more about debating or use debate-based methods in teaching, Learningbase is the place for you.

Educators, teachers, and coaches can use Learningbse to support their students’ development.

Individuals can use it to learn about debate and develop critical thinking, public speaking, and advocacy skills.

Our modular approach ensures that you can modify the content to your needs and participate in all or some of the courses.

This platform was developed through Innovate debate – an applied curriculum for debate-based youth work project.

Innovate debate – is a collaborative project that delivers materials for debate-based youth work to educators and organizations across the world. To adequately address challenges such as the rise of populism and political apathy or undermined notions of equality and inclusion, youth work has to fill the gap left by formal education and emphasize critical thinking and communication skills while providing a foundation for civic engagement, appreciation of democratic principles, equality and inclusion. Materials developed through this project enable organizations to fully implement debate education within their communities and include young people in this innovative and empowering activity.

A partnership between Croatian Debate Society, International debate education organization, The Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, Polish debate foundation, Slovak debate association, and Za in Proti spent 3 years developing materials for a 2 year curriculum, e-learning course, and various other toolkits and manuals.

The outcomes of the project are the first of their kind in that youth workers and educators will for the first time have open access to resources for the development of youth debate clubs.

Research-supported debate curriculum and materials providing guidelines.

Exercises and materials to use both in debate meetings and other instances where debate methodology can be used as blueprints for engagement with other youth organizations, the NGO sector, and professionals in order to facilitate cooperation with these instances, broaden their opportunities and motivate their students to volunteer and engage in youth work. These materials will be available online through a digital, user-friendly platform in multiple languages (including English), circumventing language, geographical and economic barriers.

Through the creation of OER and e-learning tools, the inclusiveness of debate education and the availability of debate methodology will be greatly increased as there will be no more geographical or financial barriers for such education. The fact that all developed outcomes will be multilingual additionally increases the positive impact on the inclusiveness factor.

All materials on this platform were developed with the support of the European Union through the Erasmus+ program. 

The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.