This OLE encourages and enables students to draw on their own areas of expertise in order to speak out in public fora beyond the University classroom. It teaches students to reflect on questions relating to audience, situation and self-presentation (including dress and gesture) which will facilitate communication orally in a culturally competent manner. These skills are crucial to effective and influential communication in a world where oral communication continues to play a central role in protecting the interests of the disempowered; in driving change and innovation, and in achieving personal and professional goals.
1x2hr seminar/ week, 1x1hr online lecture/week for a four week intensive
Online Quizzes (15%) Self-assessment exercises (10%) Peer assessed topic talk (20%) Public Speech (35%) Online postings (20%)