SUMMER HOLIDAY COURSES:
HOW TO THINK FOR YOURSELF
AND COMMUNICATE FLUENTLY
Our summer courses combines elements of our ‘critical thinking in action’ workshops – in which we explore a controversial issue from different perspectives – with a more deliberate, practical focus on developing confidence in speaking in a group.
The course runs over three 2-hr sessions, each with a focus on a different issue and plenty of opportunities to practise expressing views on the topic and receive detailed feedback. It is designed for students of secondary school age and includes 6 hours of live teaching time plus individual feedback.
The course cost £120 per student. Scholarships are available for students from low-income families who would like to learn with us, please email us to find out more.
5 September - 24 October
Saturdays 10am - noon plus socials and graduation
OR Saturdays 2 - 4pm plus socials and graduation
6 September - 25 October
Sundays 10am - noon plus socials and graduation
OR Sundays 2 - 4pm plus socials and graduation
8 week courses beginning on:
Wednesday 2 September
Thursday 3 September
Friday 4 September
Monday 2 November
Tuesday 3 November
10am - noon plus socials and graduation
(All times are UK times)
summer HOLIDAYS 2021
Courses running throughout the summer holidays.
Each course comprises three sessions: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from10am-noon (6 hours total)
Our holiday courses help students explore complex contemporary issues - like healthcare, developmental aid, social media - from a variety of perspectives. They will also include plenty of fun, silly activities designed to build verbal fluency, plus tools to help build confidence when expressing views in a group. Students will finish the course better able to think on their feet and communicate effectively and persuasively.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and to check availability.
Analysing presentation styles
Understanding the impact of a first impression
Critical analysis of different presentation styles using
Exploring the role that posture, tone, language and style play in effectively communicating to different audiences
Helping students develop a communication style that will convey their individual personality
Understanding the role of imagination in creating society
and culture – from money and capitalism to governments
and human rights
Exploring how we can use 'stories’ alongside analysis to communicate important messages
Combining facts, statistics and research with fictional stories as a tool for imagining the future
Practical tasks in which students will harness their imagination in order to solve problems
Imagination and persuasion
Constructing a convincing argument
Considering why constructive argument is necessary
Understanding the dangers of polarised views, and the importance of being able to see things from different perspectives
Learning the basic elements of formal debate including how to construct arguments and undermine opposing perspectives
Exploring the limitations of debate (or ‘winning the argument’) and the importance of wider perspectives when deciding on the best course of action