Project outputs

Curricula (O4)


Online Course in Rhetoric (O2)

This is a pilot version of the course, presented in form of a book. Available language version: Bulgarian.
Works on an online course are in progress.

Planned results - work in progress!


Methods of Rhetorical Criticism will be an open-sourced e-handbook. It will comprise of modules: each module will have a theoretical part (an explanation of methods and procedures) and practical illustrations (essays, case studies).

The book will combine practice with theory. Its construction (independent modules) will make it easy for various users to choose what they need and skip other parts.

First chapters of Methods of Rhetorical Criticism were presented during the Science Festival (Warsaw, 15 September 2021) and during Erasmus Days (October 14, 2021). Here you can see the presentations from these events.

The book "Rhetoric of Debate" will be developed in cooperation with students. Theoretical part will be prepared by researchers leading workshops on debates, while the practical part will be developed by students who will take part in the debates.
Transcripts of debates will be placed in the part containing argumentation analyzes. The book will consist of three parts: Part 1: description of formats, argumentation strategies, characterization of the roles of individual speakers, Part. 2 transcripts of debates with material analysis, Part 3: discussion of refereeing rules in debates. The languages of the publication will be Polish and English. The book will be published in open access.
Here you cen see the presentation of this output, prepared for Erasmus Days (October 14, 2021).

The book will be an academic publication, collecting the scientific achievements of RHEFINE. Research papers will be inspired by the experiences gained during the project, many of them will be created in co-authorship. While publications dealing with academic teaching of rhetoric are numerous, there is still a lack of comprhensive studies focusing on postcommunist countries, and also on new priorities and new approaches (not only speech production, but also "rhetorical empathy"). The publication will be mainly in English, with summaries (abstracts) in other languages; some papers may be in national languages. The publication is addressed to the scientific community (and can be an inspiration for further research), but may be of use also for teacher training institutions. It will be a digital publication in open access.

Planned results - work in progress!

Online resources

On-line Course in Rhetoric aims to create a flexible learning environment in which students can choose their own learning path, which is suited to their needs, interests and abilities. The course will contain various types of study materials which students of different learning styles consider to be suitable for their process of learning.
Online Resources will contain tutorials for academic teachers with useful tips how to teach rhetoric effectively using various online tools.

Here you can see a sample - a video presenting a Moodle course Public Speaking for Teachers

Planned results - work in progress!

Students' Research Teams

Research-based learning is a learning model that can develop the rhetorical skills: critical thinking, inquiry, teamwork, empathy. Developing such learning model is also in accordance with the recommendations of our univeristies.

Here you can see some results worked out by Students' Research Teams.

First Drafts, discussions, testing ideas

18 September. A chapter from "Methods of Rhetorical Criticism. A handbook" passes its acid test . Presentation during The XXV Science Festival in Warsaw.

18 September. Parts from "The Rhetoric of Debate" applied in practice during an online workshop. XXV Science Festival in Warsaw.