Framing: Learn How to Debate and Create Powerful Messages

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Framing: Learn How to Debate and Create Powerful Messages

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Is a good, solid argument enough to make an impact? How would you disprove the stance that man-made global warming is just an “opinion”? How would you explain your opinion on school tests, budget cuts, crime, immigration, safety and security issues?  No doubt that your persuasiveness relies on your arguments. But your ability to influence and convince critically depends on the way you frame your message.
 
In today’s world, you often need to reduce a complex reality to a concise and convincing message. Framing is an approach that deals with the way we convey our message: our words, images, and metaphors. To take one basic characteristic, a good frame engages the listeners’ values and emotions – it is easy to remember and it is something that people will usually agree with intuitively.
 
When you enter into a debate, you might be faced with frames of your opponents – and you will have to reframe the debate. This gam...

Is a good, solid argument enough to make an impact? How would you disprove the stance that man-made global warming is just an “opinion”? How would you explain your opinion on school tests, budget cuts, crime, immigration, safety and security issues?  No doubt that your persuasiveness relies on your arguments. But your ability to influence and convince critically depends on the way you frame your message.
 
In today’s world, you often need to reduce a complex reality to a concise and convincing message. Framing is an approach that deals with the way we convey our message: our words, images, and metaphors. To take one basic characteristic, a good frame engages the listeners’ values and emotions – it is easy to remember and it is something that people will usually agree with intuitively.
 
When you enter into a debate, you might be faced with frames of your opponents – and you will have to reframe the debate. This game of framing and reframing makes the debate to look like a chessboard made out of words. Of course, politicians play this game, trying to pull the debate towards their own words and metaphors in order to win their audience. But the game can be found everywhere: in the world of business, science, media – even at home.
 
We invite you to join our journey of learning the game of framing and reframing. You will discover how this game is played, and how you can play it yourself. 

Practically, we will:

  • Teach you the underlying patterns of the framing game, using simple and powerful models.
  • Show you many examples of framing games, by analyzing videos of politicians playing the game of framing and reframing.
  • Use professional actors, who will also be involved in the assignments.
  • Cover a large variety of policy areas.
  • Discuss the moral aspects of framing. Is framing morally wrong?
  • Let you to upload videos with examples of frames from public debates of your country.
  • Ask you to design, evaluate and analyze frames, in a way that will spark your creativity.

This course suits people who are engaged with and interested in public and political debates. Not only people from the public sector will find it useful, but also engineers, consultants, managers and anyone who wants to make an impact in discussions and debates.

 
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The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

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Mohamed Jama Gelle

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
it gives me way in and way out of debates, guides me to understand which area has shown weak points, that can be reframed in professional way.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 3 months ago
The subject is not only very interesting, but useful and used everyday (TV and normal chit chat). I was impressed but the quality and quantity of content they delivered in such a short time. After this I learned to appreciated some politicians whom I didn't like before. I still don't like them but I at least now I understand why they are leading while we are following. In the class they provide a couple of powerful reframing / meta-framing models you can use in normal life... and yes you can exercise by trolling and the reframing in forum with this! Useful and powerful stuff. why not 5 stars then? the content is super but there are few example (sometime less than one per model) and too many peers self graded with maximun grade and graded others with zeroes. that is a pity.
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4 years, 4 months ago
A very interesting course in understanding political speaking, and the tools involved in making arguments that stick. Some very good examples given and some very useful tools and tactics taught.
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Serge Galiullin

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
Course content is power. Use it for good, please. Instructors are clear on explanations. But, as it wouldn't be enough, they invited professional actors to add clearance. Do you know any other course, that would use that? As for providers, DelftX and EdX, I have nothing else to say, but thank you. Thank you for this wonderful course.
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Ruth Hubing

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4 years, 6 months ago
The best MOOC I have taken in 3 years. Beautifully laid out, immediately applicable to daily situations in business and personal venues. I thank the instructors for the time and obvious effort that they put into this project that can and should be used for a more peacable world. Highly recommended!
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
Very useful for my professional speeches. The instructors are very clear and the models presented quite consistent with the global reality. Although I have not interacted with the group, chat and forums, the course encourages the exchange between participants. It was my first experience with MOOC and I really enjoyed.
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