Making Young Voices Heard: Public Speaking & Self-Expression
Hands-on interactive and engaging workshop and discussion for all ages.
Making young voices heard is about equipping children and youth with the tools to help them enhance their oracy, communication, self-expression and public speaking skills. When given the opportunity, children are able to demonstrate originality of thought and depth of vision. With the right instruments and preparation the young voices carry depth and substance transcending age, geography and other boundaries.
The workshop explores some of the best practices in teaching public speaking, oracy and self-expression skills to children and youth through exercises, practical examples and hands on interaction!
Educators, leaders, parents, youth and interested professionals are invited. Teachers may register a class of students (grade 9 / high school) to participate in this event.
The workshop aims at providing an engaging learning experience to its participants. Within the interactive workshop format, a scope of tools and techniques will be introduced to enable students and workshop participants to test and perfect their skills in public speaking and self-expression.
Workshop facilitator: Dr. Anna Nikina-Ruohonen, published scholar and book author, Founder of www.publicspeaking.fi.
A warm welcome to get inspired and to learn first-hand about making young voices heard!
The event is a part of Helsinki Education Week 2019 program, an official side event for Finland’s Presidency of the Council in the European Union. Photography and video recording during the event. The images and video made by the event organizers shared with the registered event participants upon request, are used to share news about the workshop, and to publicise similar events in the future in press releases, printed and online publications. Interview and commentary are possible only with the separate formal permission, which is obtained in advance from the parents of the minors and other event participants. Participating students may take the opportunity to include the shared workshop related images, photos and/or videos in their own student and professional portfolios.
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Event type: Dialogue
Keywords: 21ST CENTURY SKILLS, ACTIVE LISTENING, CHARACTER EDUCATION, COLLABORATIVE LEARNING, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, CRITICAL THINKING, DIALOGUE TEACHING, EDUCATION, EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS, EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, IMMERSIVE LEARNING, LEADERSHIP SKILLS, NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION, ORACY, PEER EVALUATION, PUBLIC SPEAKING, REAL WORLD, SOFT SKILLS, STUDENT VOICE, VERBAL COMMUNICATION, YOUTH IMPACT.
Target group: Grades 7-9, High School, VET, Adult students, Teachers, Leaders, Parents, International attendees, Educational entrepreneurs.
Contact person: Dr. Anna Nikina-Ruohonen
Phone number: +358408281121
Central Library Oodi, MAIJANSALI (on the ground floor, immediately on the left-hand side of the main entrance of Oodi Library)
Tölöviksgatan 4, Helsingfors, Finland