THE SEMINARS ON RHETORIC AS A CREATIVE LABORATORY FOR IDEAS. OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN THE TEACHING OF RHETORIC

L. Parijkova

State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
The article presents the author’s experience in teaching of Rhetoric and some experiments which are useful, give positive results and stimulate students think creatively.

Communication between two subjects is performed as the meeting of two horizons, the meeting of two different contexts. The communication is so important for the Seminars on rhetoric. Creative atmosphere also. The lector tries to rehabilitate communication as creating joint field for intelectual sharing between people, as a field for possible understanding, as the need of dialogue, cooperation, openness to others, of tolerance.

Constructivist approach is author's teaching practice. One of the key principles of constructivism is that learners absorb information in accordance with their personal interests and needs. According to constructivism, people construct new knowledge while interacting with the environment. The main thesis of the author is that only internally motivated student is able to build their knowledge and skills. Therefore at the beginning of the course in rhetoric lector requires students to write on paper targets they seek and who placed at the beginning of the course. Goal setting is an important element of any action, because the right direction is determined by properly charted routes, to reach. A recorded on paper purpose is already displayed and a man should achieve it. Of course, these goals should be tied to reasonable deadlines.

Reading and analyzing various texts are part of education of students – it is so important students to have experience with the authentic thought of philosophers, of speakers, of politicians and others. Disputs are also common practice in seminars of Rhetoric.

One of the innovative methods is based on Eduard de Bono’s theory for Lateral Thinking. The report presents examples of the opportunities and results that gives the method which using random words as creative provocation.

Dr. Parijkova uses a challenge with random words to stimulate students to create something new and valuable. The words are used as they are, without changing the letters or using metaphorically sense. The students do not replace the word with its association. The Random words are used to stimulate creation of new ideas.

Presentations are binding element of teaching because they are a summary of information that must be learned by the students.
It is also describes how may apply knowledge management in the teaching of rhetoric.