Includes the best of Busy Teacher: all 80 of our PDF e-books.That's 4,036 pages filled with thousands of practical activities and tips that you can start using today. For instance, the goal might be to create a contraption with pipes, rubber tubing and pieces of cardboard that can carry a marble from point A to point B in a certain number of steps, using only gravity.
Someone with critical thinking skills is being able to understand the logical connections between ideas, identify, construct and evaluate arguments, detect inconsistencies and common mistakes in reasoning.
After all, so much of language learning is rote memorization.
But critical thinking can and does fit in the language classroom.
If you feel that they are a primary focus of the course, you may find the literature on “essential questions” valuable in organizing your course.3.
Select assignments and in-class activities that are designed to sequentially develop the skills you have selected in #1 above.