P4C and oracy

Oracy is our ability to communicate effectively using spoken language. This means having the ability to

  • express yourself effectively and with confidence
  • speak eloquently, articulate ideas and thoughts
  • influence through talking and to listen/respond to others
  • have the vocabulary to say what you want to say
  • structure your thoughts so that they make sense to others 

These are all skills that we teach explicitly and practise in P4C.

Developing oracy through P4C

Developing oracy through P4C © SAPERE/Ian Wallman 2018

That's why, in September 2019, we submitted evidence to the enquiry by the Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group, Speak for Change, which aims to improve oracy education in schools.

A summary of our evidence will be available here shortly.

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