Classical rhetoric in Scottish classrooms: an opportunity to cultivate responsible citizenship?

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University of Edinburgh

Wednesday, 14th April 2021

15:00-16:30 (via Zoom - please register via Classical Association of Scotland)

 

Classical rhetoric in Scottish classrooms: an opportunity to cultivate responsible citizenship?

Dr Holmes-Henderson will examine how the Classical rhetorical method can be used to underpin and enrich school learners' development of speaking and listening skills. She will demonstrate how, through the construction and deconstruction of speech, learners become adept at articulating eloquently their own positions while engaging critically with the views of others. By engaging with the multiple conceptions of citizenship outlined in Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence, she will investigate how the study of Classical rhetoric can contribute to their fulfilment. Classical Association of Scotland