Teaching research & resources

Reports on current thinking and practice in the field of Oracy.

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Speaking Frankly: The Case for Oracy in the Classrooms

A collection of essays by teachers, academics and educational thinkers on the importance of oracy in education. The voices present a range of perspectives but all share an understanding of how vital it is for schools to pay attention to the explicit development of speaking and listening skills in their students.

Commissioned by The English-Speaking Union.

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Oracy: the State of Speaking in our Schools

This report, by Will Millard and Loic Menzies, examines the current state of oracy in schools across the UK. It synthesises existing research on oracy, and explores teachers’ understanding of what oracy is, why it matters, how oracy is supported in classrooms and schools, and the main barriers to oracy.

Commissioned by Voice 21.

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