Effectively Moderating Debate & Discourse
Dive into this topic by watching the video, followed by key concepts below:
A debate moderator (or responsible debater)’s job is to make sure the following happens:
Make sure everyone in the debate fully participates. (Or else why did you invite them?)
Gently enforce the rules of good debate (see Lesson 2.6).
Gently call out derailing behavior—from topic-switching to fallacies to rhetorical tricks—and reset the debate.
We’ll go over these kinds of behaviors in the next few lessons.