BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH


Controverse – Innovative Delivery of Debating and “Fair Arguing” Skills in Adult Education Settings

Professionals in adult education, whether in general or professional continuing education practice, increasingly come into situations where polarizingly fought out positions on political, social or personal events trigger massive disruptions and negatively influence group dynamics to such an extent that a simple return to the actual learning topic is not possible. Be it the current topic of Corona and the regulations that apply to it or other topics: it seems in many cases that discussion, debating or arguing in the original sense no longer possible.

Our project “Controverse“ aims at improving respective competences of professionals in adult education, e.g. by developing and implementing the Controverse Experience Box (“Fair Disputes“) and the Controverse Showcases in English, German and Norwegian language.

EU-Program: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategische Partnerschaften für Erwachsenenbildung
Coordination: bbb Büro für berufliche Bildungsplanung (Dortmund, Germany)
Contact: Helmut Kronika
Duration: Jänner 2022 - August 2023

This project (project n° 2021-1-DE02-KA220-ADU-000027056) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.