The ELTWO team has posted a research paper entitled “A Systematic Approach to Teaching Critical Thinking through Debate” by David Rear.
Read the abstract of the research paper. The full paper is available on the ELTWO website.
The development of critical thinking (CT) skills has become a key goal for educators in first and second language contexts. Teachers in EFL contexts, however, are often constrained by the linguistic skills of their students. This paper outlines a systematic approach towards developing the critical thinking skills of students with relatively low linguistic abilities. It will report on a program designed by the author at a university in Japan, which used a taxonomy of skills drawn up by Facione (1990) [Read more...]