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 the best practices internationally in teaching public speaking, oracy and self-expression skills to children and youth:
- What kind of education in the sphere of public speaking and self-expression is currently offered?
- What works exceptionally well in teaching these critical skills to children? What are some of the bottlenecks?
- What are some of the most effective teaching methodologies in Finland and internationally?
- Exercises, practical examples and hands on interaction!
Educators, leaders, parents, youth and interested professionals are invited for the knowledge exchange. The workshop aims at providing an interactive and engaging learning experience to its participants on a theme that offers a fresh, contemporary and different perspective on making young voices heard.
14.00-14.15 Leading into the theme, an introductory overview and presentation of the current international outlook of teaching children and youth public speaking skills is given – showcasing the inspiration and the existing body of teaching behind the workshop topic.
14.15-15.10 Within the interactive workshop format, a scope of tools and techniques will be introduced for the purposes of idea-generation and sharing to enable an exciting and multi-faceted discussion of the workshop topic (60 min).
15.10-15.30 To conclude, the summary of the discussion discoveries will be made. The potential avenues for further work among the workshop participants will be identified, prioritized and proposed for the future international research collaborations.
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!
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
Tölöviksgatan 4, Helsingfors, Finland