- Speaker: Edmund Dudley
- Dates and Times:
18th June 2019, 09:00 - 10:00 UTC
18th June 2019, 16:00 - 17:00 UTC
19th June 2019, 20:00 - 21:00 UTC
Let’s not be afraid to think critically about critical thinking. Coursebooks are keen to champion critical thinking skills, as part of the general promotion of 21st Century learning skills, but many of the activities designed for the classroom are of questionable value. Critical thinking is not simply an advanced reading skill or the ability to answer a nuanced question – as some of these activities would imply.
Let’s not be afraid to think critically about critical thinking. Coursebooks are keen to champion critical thinking skills, as part of the general promotion of 21st Century learning skills, but many of the activities designed for the classroom are of questionable value. Critical thinking is not simply an advanced reading skill or the ability to answer a nuanced question – as some of these activities would imply. In this webinar I will suggest some best practice principles and practical techniques for designing critical thinking activities for the classroom. The main premise of the webinar will be that critical thinking should be considered a life skill, with a strong focus on out-of-classroom applications in L1, not just as learning skill to help students negotiate the ambiguity they can encounter when dealing with texts in English.
Dates and Times
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18th June 2019
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18th June 2019
- UTC Time Zone 16:00 - 17:00
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- UAE (GST) 20:00 - 21:00
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19th June 2019
- UTC Time Zone 20:00 - 21:00
- UK (BST) 21:00 - 22:00
- UAE (GST) 00:00 - 01:00 (+1 day)
- Japan (JST) 05:00 - 06:00 (+1 day)
- Brazil (BRST) 17:00 - 18:00
- New York (EST) 16:00 - 17:00
Edmund Dudley is a teacher trainer, materials writer and teacher of English with more than 25 years of classroom experience. Based in Budapest, he has extensive experience of teaching EFL at both primary and secondary levels. He works with teachers from around the world as a freelance teacher trainer and as a tutor at the University of Oxford’s ELT Summer Seminar. He is the author of ETpedia Teenagers (2018, Pavilion Publishing) and co-author of Mixed-Ability Teaching (2015, Oxford University Press).
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