On Monday, VRG students took their message to the public via Speakers’ Corner. The idea of free speech in this form is believed to have started in Hyde Park in London.
As an assignment in their rhetoric class, students were challenged to speak about a topic of their own choice in an open forum. This time students gathered at Sergels Torg in Stockholm.
The students had to choose a topic they thought could be of interest to the largest number of people. Students know that the first important point when planning any speech is to know your audience. However, in this Speakers’ Corner, students did not know who would be in their audience. Students could choose to speak in Swedish or English.
The idea of Speakers Corner is to expose students to public speaking in a real situation. What a fun and challenging final assignment in a fun and challenging course …