This is a four-week interactive course where you will practice public speaking with a view to engaging students in the classroom and leveraging your resources and skills as a researcher to effectively communicate information to scholarly and lay audiences. We will discuss competing models and theories of public rhetoric and communication practices in an age defined by high-tech media. We will also practice and critique different rhetorical and lecturing strategies and techniques. In the final session you will prepare a short presentation: you have the choice of writing and presenting a mini lecture for your students, recording a podcast aimed at a general audience (on a topic from your research), or giving a mini conference presentation. You will be assessed for: 1. Organizational coherence 2. Presentation of your “thesis” statement 3. Non-verbal cues and use of affective persuasion techniques.
You are encouraged to suggest an alternative type of final project, the details of which will be finalized in discussion with the instructor.
Sept.30-Oct.21, 2021 - In-person, Vienna
We recommend that students take the CTAL 6007 Foundations of Teaching in Higher Education: Scholarship, Reflection, and Innovation course before taking the 4-week short course.
This course is offered to doctoral students. Click to register in SITS.