Apr 22, 2016
from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
|Where||Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge|
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Launching the new study centre Oracy@Cambridge, this one-day conference is about recognising the value of good spoken communication in a diverse range of contexts – the arts, education, law, health, social care, counselling, management and other work situations - and considering how to develop a greater awareness amongst practitioners and policy makers of the importance of developing talk skills and of ways this can be pursued in practice.
There will be presentations by key speakers involved in developing oracy in different contexts. But this will be an interactive conference; delegates will be invited to share their experience in discussion with each other, contributing to a wider picture of the ways we can put talk to work, what makes spoken interaction more or less effective in particular settings, and how oracy skills can be taught and learned.
Speakers to include:
Nick Andrews - Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University.
Ben Haggarty - The Company of Storytellers
Alan Howe - Educational Consultant, formerly National Strategies for Education
Neil Mercer - Director, Oracy@Cambridge and Faculty of Education
Maria Shinn - Senior Advisor, ACAS
To register please visit www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/academic-life/study-centres/oracy/
Registration closes Friday 1st April
Registration fee £25 (includes lunch)