English Language Teaching Event



  • Speaker: James Dunn
  • Dates and Times:
    21st November 2019, 18:00 - 19:00 JST
    21st November 2019, 22:00 - 23:00 JST

How do we encourage students to use higher order thinking skills? How can we expand on themes and topics in a textbook to deepen critical thinking skills usage? This webinar will explore the building blocks of critical thinking and its application to English language learning programs. By providing you with a range of ideas to maximize the content in textbooks, such as Q:Skills for Success Third Edition, you will be able to bring a fuller and more personalized student experience to the classroom.



This webinar will focus on critical thinking and its application to English language learning programs. We’ll start with giving a working definition for critical thinking with an eye on encouraging students to use higher order thinking skills, the building blocks of critical thinking. We will then explore how we expand upon the activities, themes and content in a textbook to support more involved critical thinking activities in a curriculum. By viewing a unit through a lens of deepening critical thinking skills usage, we can start to envision tasks students can perform to encourage use (and further understanding) of the critical thinking skills required. Areas of information supporting the students’ needs, as well as higher order thinking skills, can be integrated into the classroom's activities. You’ll leave the webinar with ideas to help maximize the potential textbooks like Q:Skills for Success Third Edition can bring to the classroom for a fuller and more personalized student experience.

Dates and Times

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21st November 2019

  • UK (UTC) 09:00 - 10:00
  • UAE (GST) 13:00 - 14:00
  • Japan (JST) 18:00 - 19:00
  • Brazil (BRT) 06:00 - 08:00
  • New York (EST) 04:00 - 05:00

21st November 2019

  • UK (UTC) 13:00 - 14:00
  • UAE (GST) 17:00 - 18:00
  • Japan (JST) 22:00 - 23:00
  • Brazil (BRT) 10:00 - 11:00
  • New York (EST) 08:00 - 09:00


James Dunn is a Junior Associate Professor at Tokai University and the Coordinator of the JALT Critical Thinking Special Interest Group. His research interests include critical thinking skills’ impact on the brain function during English learning as measured by EEG (tracking and recording brainwave patterns). His educational goals are to help students understand that they are capable of more than they might think and to expand their cultural competence with critical thinking and higher-order thinking skills.

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