Pros and cons

Pros and cons

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Short description

Showing two sides of the same coin or debating pros and cons.

Process description

  1. As the instructor, you divide the participants into two groups: one pro and one con. This can be done, for example, by assigning participants randomly to the groups.

  2. The groups familiarise themselves with the topic and prepare argumentation points, writing them on cards.

  3. The results can be recorded on a flipchart.

  4. Individual points are then argued by one representative of each group, resulting in a detailed list of pros and cons.

Required resources

Paper or word processor


This can also be well implemented using a forum in a learning platform. Two discussion threads need to be started: Pros and Cons.