Revisiting the rhetorical curriculum in public education

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 16:30 to 18:00
Teaching Lab -Room 1.37, First floor of AHI - Iontas

In this talk I will explore what a rhetorical approach can bring to discussions on the future of public education. On the one hand I will discuss the contemporary relevance of introducing rhetoric as a subject in public education and on the other hand I will discuss the implications of positioning public education itself as a rhetorical practice.
Speaker: Professor Dr. Kris Rutten, Department of Educational Studies, Ghent University
Kris Rutten studied Art History and Comparative Cultural Studies, and obtained a PhD in Educational Sciences with a dissertation on the rhetorical and narrative turn in education. He is currently working as an assistant professor at the Department of Educational Studies of Ghent University and specifically within the research group Culture & Education. His main research interests are the rhetorical and narrative turn in education, the rhetoric of cultural literacy and arts-based research. He is the president of the Rhetoric Society of Europe (RSE) and he is also the president of the Flemish Reading Foundation (Iedereen Leest).