WHAT IS ORACY?
Voice 21, a non-profit organization, has been working on promoting oracy in schools across the United Kingdom since 2016. They define oracy as ‘the ability to articulate ideas, develop understanding and engage with others through spoken language.’
Having also worked on the development and support of our own talk competency, the Provincial Advisory Council for Teachers of English (PACTE) Subcommittee for Talk believes that oracy enables us to navigate the world and our own learning through the skills and processes of talking and listening. Simply put: Oracy is learning to use our voices and learning through our voices.
THE ORACY SKILLS TOOL
* The Provincial Advisory Council for Teachers of English (PACTE) is a Ministry-led group. It meets bi-annually to identify issues, share information and consult regarding pedagogical needs, professional development and resources for the teaching of English Language Arts in Québec. The council is comprised of educational professionals from the youth sector and post-secondary, including ELA consultants from the 9 English school boards, representatives from McGill, Bishop’s and Concordia Universities as well as private schools, CEGEP and select Ministry directions. The PACTE Subcommittee for Talk is comprised of 5 pedagogical consultants from various School Boards across the province and the members of the ELA programs team.
PLANNING FOR TALK WITH THE ORACY SKILLS TOOL
LITERACY TODAY IS UNDERSTANDING THE WORD AND THE WORLD.
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