I. LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of 20-minute discussion the students will be able to:

A. Identify the classes of propositions involved in the given examples.

B. Differentiate the two propositions presented in class; and

C. Give more examples of each propositions presented.

II. LEARNING CONTENT

Two Classes of Propositions: Proposition of fact and

Proposition of policy

The Art of Argumentation and Debate

By: Africa

pp: 12-13

Material:

Manila paper with sample of propositions

Activity Sheets

III. LEARNING EXPERIENCES (Deductive method)

Teacher’s Activity Students’ Activity

A. Statement of the Problem

How did we define propositions last meeting? Will you define it for us Grace?We defined propositions last meeting as an expression in words of an act of judgment. You have a sharp memory, Grace Proposition are an expression in words of an act of judgment.

B. Statement of Generalization

For today we are going to talk about two classes of proposition. These are Proposition of fact and Proposition of policy.

Have you heard of these?No yet Sir Okay. Proposition of fact is one that is concerned with the truth or falsity of an act of judgment.

It aims at belief. It settles the question: “Is this assertion true?”

While, Proposition of policy is one that is concerned with the wisdom or unwisdom, the expediency or inexpediency, of a course of action.

It aims at action. It answers the questions: “Should it be done?” “Should this course of action be followed?”

Will you repeat what I have said about the two classes of propositions Emely?Proposition of fact is a class of proposition in which one that is concerned with the truth or falsity of an act of judgment. It aims at belief. It settles the question: “Is this assertion true?” While, Proposition of policy is a class of proposition in which one that is concerned with the wisdom or unwisdom, the expediency or inexpediency, of a course of action. It aims at action. It answers the questions: “Should it be done?” “Should this course of action be followed?” Well said Emely, you are really listening

C. Inference

Look at this example on the board.

Please read the first example, Jenny.“Resolved, That elective city mayors are more efficient than appointive ones.” Thank you, Jenny.

That is an example of the Proposition of fact.

Why do you think the example

is Proposition of fact, Mariel?Because, it aims at belief. It settles the question under proposition of fact. What is that question under proposition of fact, Nadine?

“Is this assertion true?”Sir Good observation, Nadine.

Do you understand now the Proposition of fact?Yes Sir

Let us move on to the second example.

Will you please read it for the group

Presca?“Resolved, That the Filipino women should be disfranchised.” And this an example of Proposition of policy.

Why did I say so, Joyce?Because as we said, Proposition of policy is a class of proposition in which one that is concerned with the wisdom or unwisdom, the expediency or inexpediency, of a course of action. It aims at action. Thanks, Joyce.

D. Verification

Let us try to analyze two other examples showing this class of proposition.

Kindly read example 1, Queenie“Resolved, That the term of office of the President be six years, without reelection.” Thank you, Queenie! This is called

Proposition of policy.

Kindly read example 2, Jerome“Resolved, That the Chinese are a menace to our national security.” Thank you, Jerome! This is called

Proposition of fact.

E. Restatement of Generalization

Is the lesson understood now?Yes Sir.

So, will you differentiate again

Proposition of fact and Proposition of policy, Christa.Proposition of fact states that it aims at belief while Proposition of policy aims at action.

Well said, Christa.

F. Evaluation

Let us try these illustrations on the board, identify which one is Proposition of fact and which one is Proposition of policy.

Also give your reasons why you said so.

Write your answer in a ¼ sheet of paper

Example 1

”Resolved, That The Filipino woman of yesterday was better than the Filipino woman of today.”

Example 2

“Resolved, That Capital punishment should be abolished.”

Example 3

“Resolved, That City mayors should be elected by popular vote.”

Okay, time is up. Submit your paper.

IV. ASSIGNMENTS

For your assignments

A. Cite more examples of Proposition of fact and Proposition of policy. Then, to be submitted next meeting. This should be computerized in a short bond paper, double space, font must be 12 Times Roman. B. Read The proposition may not be formally expressed Ref. The Art of Argumentation and Debate By: Africa