'In addition to foundational skills like literacy, numeracy and oracy
we are going to need four C's - collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication.
That is why the two charities in Scotland which promote debating -- the English-Speaking Union, which has run debating and public-speaking competitions for decades, and which also encourages oracy
in other areas, and Scottish Schools Debating, a smaller charity which I helped to found 25 years ago, with the intention of ensuring that there was always a Scottish team in the World School Debating Championships, have come together in a project called 'Speak Up Scotland!'.
Student Emily Slater said: "During this programme I have gained multiple skills such as confidence, teamwork, oracy
and many more.
They cover early language learning in compulsory instruction, pathways to developing early second-language oracy
and literacy, and pathways to understanding relationships in early foreign language learning and teaching.
However, as my students and I engage in the critical activities of unpacking and unlearning, we also engage in the building of "pedagogical" Spanish through areas of oracy
, reading/writing, and metalinguistic awareness (Escamilla et al., 2014).
Valerie Vaz met with school children at the launch of the new 'Speak for Change' inquiry led by the Oracy
All-Party Parliamentary Group.
"The development of oracy
skills will help me in the future, but it also helps me already now in everyday life, because I have been able to communicate effectively and to express my feelings and emotions in a positive way, in the way that I would like to.
Teachers enable us to speak more confidently, fluently and effectively using Oracy
. Year 7 are also preparing to do an Ignite Speech later on in the year.
I am passionate about the elevation of oracy
being taught in the curriculum.
I have also worked in primary and secondary schools as a Creative Practitioner, using a range of creative explorations and teaching mechanisms to grow enthusiasm for learning and try to improve maths and oracy
skills in children between the ages of 7 and 12 years old.
A study on the cultural values, perceptual learning styles, and attitudes toward oracy
skills of Malaysian tertiary students.