Limited Preparation Events
Our paper intends to introduce a new limited preparation event called "teaching" to the forensics community. By combining traditional rhetoric with the modern art of teaching, our proposal seeks to shed light on a rhetorical vision of education. We want to move beyond conventional teaching styles to emphasize a greater understanding and comprehension between the teacher and the student. Now, more than ever, education needs rhetoric. Rather than learning a specific piece of knowledge, students should have access to a rhetoric-based education that involves critical thinking and productive arguing. The activity of forensics is rooted in rhetorical education, and consequently provides a forum to promote this nuanced style of teaching. Therefore, this paper will provide the basic rhetorical and educational background to justify the event "teaching," offer an explanation of how the event will unfold, and describe how the forensics community will benefit from the proposed event. Rhetoric and education have long been intertwined. As, scholars, teachers, and students, it is important that we nurture this combination, so that our community may benefit.
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Steudeman, Michael and Roth, Lisa
"Rationale for the Event, "Teaching","
Proceedings of the National Developmental Conference on Individual Events: Vol. 5:
1, Article 14.
Available at: https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/ndcieproceedings/vol5/iss1/14