Multi- vs Single-Thesis Discussions

There are two ways the top-level of a Kialo discussion can be structured: single-thesis, or multi-thesis.

In a single-thesis discussion, students debate whether to agree or disagree with a simple statement. It has one thesis or central question, with two directly oppositional sides. For example:

In a multi-thesis discussion, students debate two or more possible answers to an open-ended question. It has two or more theses, each of which proposes an answer to a central question. These theses, in turn, each have two directly oppositional sides. For example:

The starting structure of a discussion is set up when you create it. For information on how to change the type of discussion, see Changing a Discussion Between Multi- and Single-Thesis Structures.

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