Dialogue Studies MA Placement: Week 3

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 10:00 in Courses
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Date: 6th Feb – 10th Feb 2012

Monday

Dialogue School Session 3: Public Speaking

With Sarah Perceval.

Sarah led the students in a thoroughly practical exploration of the art of public speaking, covering body language, structuring presentations, effective delivery and techniques for diminishing nerves. The students all gave short presentations, and received helpful feedback. Numan Celik reflects on the experience in his column.

External Event: ‘Frederick the Great, Napoleon and Abraham Lincoln: What Makes a National Icon?’

Some of the students attended this public lecture at LSE with Professor Alan Sked.

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Tuesday

Dialogue’s Apprentice

Students continued to work on their projects, with each individual leading on a particular project. They are planning the following projects:

  1. The Rumi Mosque and Dialogue Centre Team:
    • A knife crime panel discussion with speakers including a local MP, a police officer, a representative from the LEA and the mother of a victim of knife crime.
    • A regular solicitor’s surgery, to continue after the students leave.
    • Two visits to local care homes with some of the Mosque’s students and their parents.
    • Distribution of Easter cards to local churches and other relevant bodies.
  2. The Amity Educational Foundation Team:
    • Distribution of Easter cards to local churches and other relevant bodies.
    • Mothers’ day visits to local care homes and hospices.
    • Visits to other local community organisations and stakeholders to build relationships for future partnerships.
    • The official opening of the centre.

Dialogue Society Event: Multiculturalism Hard Talk with Prof Tariq Modood and David Goodhart

Students joined the Dialogue Society team in making practical preparations for the event and in hosting it, as well as listening to the lively interview and ensuing discussion.

External Event: ‘“Organisational Voluntarism”: Pure Gifts, Dirty Money and the Field of Social Action in India.’

Some of the students attended this seminar with Brendan Donegan at SOAS’s Department of Development Studies.

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Wednesday

Dialogue School Session 4: Public Speaking

With Sarah Perceval

Students took their public speaking practice to the next level, giving longer presentations and receiving constructive advice.

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Thursday

Dialogue’s Apprentice/Dialogue Society Projects

The students got busy on the organisation of their planned dialogue events, as well as giving the Dialogue Society team a hand in their ongoing projects.

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Friday

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