A Comparison of Dialogue and Debate

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Dialogue versus debateOur goal in a dialogue circle is to better understand the issue and each other. We will look at different viewpoints and encourage a wide range of perspectives; we don’t have to agree. How we talk to one another is as important as what we say. This chart will help you understand how the process of dialogue differs from debate.


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