Differences Between Debate, Dialogue, and Discussion

This tool consists of three visualizations that offer scenarios to help users identify the hallmarks of three different types of communication: debate, dialogue, and discussion. Users can choose to listen to or read each scenario; the guide provides questions for users to keep in mind as they explore each visualization and reflect on it afterwards.


  • Being able to identify different types of communication can help you to understand how best to participate and to better identify any emotional and intellectual responses that you may have to certain kinds of communication