Travail de recherche/Working paper
Résumé : Since summer 2013 we initiated a project entitled “Rhetorical exercises: practical reasoning, creativity, citizenship”. In this framework, we adapt ancient rhetorical exercises to contemporary pedagogy. This project includes a dimension of experimental archeology: testing ancient rhetorical tools in an attempt to rediscover their purposes and their effects (in terms of targeted skills). This project also includes an educational concern: bringing rhetorical tools to future citizens. The first section presents our approach to rhetorical exercises and the general philosophy of our project. The second section is dedicated to the exercises we used to develop learners’ rhetorical consciousness and to the discussion of the first results of our experiment.