Chartered College's summary of evidence of the importance of oracy

An article in Impact, the journal of the Chartered College of Teaching’s, summarises the importance of oracy for teaching and learning.

The authors, Amy Gaunt (Director of Teaching and Learning for Voice 21) and Will Millard, Senior Associate, LKMCo, demonstrate how oracy is linked with:

  • cognitive gains eg. improved academic attainment
  • personal and social gains including increased self-esteem and confidence
  • civic engagement and empowerment

You can read the full article with supporting evidence here.

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