Effective public speaking for the Australian curriculum

Jetnikoff, Anita (2015) Effective public speaking for the Australian curriculum. Words'Worth, 48(2), pp. 14-22.


Public speaking has been with us since the great orators of the cultural heritage tradition and is by no means a dying art. There is no substitute for the human voice in real time, and technology-delivered speeches cannot really move an audience in precisely ways that effective, live speaking can. Many teachers go to history to access models such as the great Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, or Winston Churchill’s call to battle. Most of us can recall Kevin Rudd’s historical apology to Indigenous Australia’s stolen generation, and more recently Noel Pearson’s moving eulogy delivered to a mourners at Gough Whitlam’s funeral. We are fortunate now to be able to access speeches from more recent history, closer to home and in our own accents through online repositories. This paper is, in part, written as a guide for pre-service teachers who did not learn this at school, and experienced teachers may also find it useful.

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ID Code: 80217
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Public speaking, English Curriculum, Australian Curriculum cross curriculum priorities, Rhetoric and appraisal in speaking, Ausatralian Curriculum: English
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Deposited On: 20 Jan 2015 22:39
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 09:19

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