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Mixed Team Tournament is underway
Submitted by Mite Kuzevski on 12 July 2012
It's the 11th day of IDEA Youth Forum Mexico 2012 here in Leon, Mexico and the participants are ready for Mixed Team Tournament (MTT). This year we have 21 teams competing in this tournament but this tournament is more about sharing ideas and values than winning. The prepared motion for the MTT this year is “Ethnic profiling to fight crime is justified”.
Here are the thoughts of team Hakuna Matata about their experience with Mixed Team Tournament.
The Mixed Team Track (MTT) has been the core of the Youth Forum since its beginning. Believing in its true virtue of multiculturalism, creates a nurturing atmosphere to allow for an unforced exchange of ideas and standpoints to various issues of debate and areas of life.
The teams attend various sessions and work individually with their coaches and trainers. The emphasis of this track is on international cooperation and learning rather than competition. Students will improve their debating and public speaking skills and learn about case construction, argumentation and refutation, cross examination and delivery.
Following the preparation phase, international mixed teams enter the International Debate Tournament, which is similar to the KPDC; the only difference being that debating teams do not represent their nations. The MTT is open for all students who will continue high school after attending the YF.