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Public speaking

Atelier "Parole publique"

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP)

Teacher(s): Marcello Romano

Validity: 2017 ->

Course Timetable (Weekly)

Date Location Notice Topics Lecturer(s)
2020/2021 : Tuesday 10:15-12:00 (Weekly) Géopolis/2144     Marcello Romano

Seminar

Autumn semester
2 hours per week
28 hours per semester
Weekly
Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 3.00

Objective

Part « Speaking publically »

The exercise of arguing is demanding and only few students have a natural leadership attitude when it comes to speaking. Being able to write a project does not suffice: you have to be clear-sighted, self-confident and you must master the techniques of persuasion to present a project convincingly. The aim of the part "speaking publically" is to provide the students with the necessary skills for an optimal communication of a project, to make them use the right reactions when it comes to give a public speech, a press conference, a hiring interview or the negotiation of a research funding. At the end of this course, the students will be able to develop their proper method of taking the floor, in order to provide the ideal and animated narration of a specific topic, by the choice of the adequate words and images. They will master techniques of presenting, of arguing, of listening and of countering objections in order to convince and persuade their discussion partners, not the least by adapting to their interlocutor's attitudes and specificities.

Part "scientific writing"

The aim of the part "scientific writing" is to develop a joint discussion and reflection on the way we write our scientific texts. At the end of this course, the students will better understand their own writing process and will be able to develop their proper writing method. They do better understand their needs and habits during the process of writing and will be capable of developing their own writing method. The will be able to write a well organised, clear and convincing argumentation and they will know the goals and challenges of all the specific parts of a scientific article. In addition, they will become familiar with the submission process of a scientific manuscript and get a more precise idea of the landscape of journals and publishers in the social sciences.

This seminar is open only to students in the Master in Sciences and Practices of Education and in the Master in Social Sciences

Content

Part "Speaking publically":

The course is organised in three parts:

1. The first part is about the acknowledgement of the hidden fundaments of the motives of each participant. This will allow us to map the breaks, limits and taboos, as well as the potentials, motivations and abilities of each of the participant when it comes to speaking publically, the methods of preparation and the presentation of talks and projects.
2. The second part is devoted to the learning of different techniques of influencing when it comes to publically speaking and the issues of argumentation in order to convince, seduce, persuade and reinsure one's interlocutors. The techniques that are taught to the students stem from the latest research in human and cognitive sciences. They can serve as methodologies to understand how to construct an adequate reasoning and how to demonstrate it in a clear manner; how to argue by values; how to use questioning in order to persuade and how to get organised in order to convince.
3. The third part is dedicated to the individual and collective application of the acquired techniques and knowledge. The students must defend a point of view, create agreement, influence on a decision and convince the public. Mainly based on the experimentation of techniques of media training, role plays will permit the students to put in form and image situations of presentations, be they real or fictions.

Part "scientific writing":

The course is structured in three parts:
1. The first part is dedicated to a discussion about our ways of writing, rewriting and finalise our manuscripts.
2. In the second part we discuss our argumentative strategies and our style of scientific writing.
3. The third part focusses on the different parts of a scientific manuscript. The students will learn to know the landscape of journals and publishers in the human and social sciences.

In general, the part "scientific writing" will be composed of discussions, writing sessions and theoretical sessions about scientific writing.

Use contextFaculty codeStatusCredits
Master en sciences et pratiques de l'éducation (2014 ->) ›› Master en sciences et pratiques de l'éducation, programme à 90 crédits, Atelier des mémorantsOptional3.00
Master of Arts (MA) in Social Sciences (2007 ->) ›› Dissertation, Master of Arts in Social SciencesOptional3.00
Master of Arts (MA) in Social Sciences (2015 ->) ›› Module à choix, orientation Corps, Science et Santé, Maîtrise en sciences socialesOptional3.00
Master of Arts (MA) in Social Sciences (2015 ->) ›› Module à choix, orientation Culture, Communication et Médias, Maîtrise en sciences socialesOptional3.00
Master of Arts (MA) in Social Sciences (2015 ->) ›› Module à choix, orientation Droits humains, Diversité et Globalisation, Maîtrise en sciences socialesOptional3.00
Master of Arts (MA) in Social Sciences (2015 ->) ›› Module à choix, orientation Parcours de vie, inégalités et politiques sociales, Maîtrise en sciences socialesOptional3.00
Master of arts, Language and Communication Science (2015 ->) ›› Free courses choice - MA-SLC-20Optional3.00
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