Thinking critically is seen as an essential 21st century skill, but what exactly is it and can it be taught? In this webinar, I will address these issues and suggest critical thinking tasks that fit well in communicative English classes as they offer interesting opportunities for discussion, teaching language and giving young people a voice. Reference will be made to the National Geographic Learning series, Perspectives.
Andrew Walkley has 25 years experience as a teacher, trainer and materials writer. He is currently the co-director of Lexical Lab (lexicallab.com) an educational services provider specialising in course design and consultancy, material writing and teacher training. With Lexical Lab, he runs a variety of training courses for people in English Language education as part of a Summer school. He is the co-author of several coursebook series - Outcomes, Innovations and Perspectives (National Geographic Learning).
Hugh Dellar is a teacher, teacher trainer and coursebook writer based in London. He has over twenty-five years' experience in the field and is the co-founder of Lexical Lab. He has co-authored two five-level General English series, Outcomes and Innovations, both published by National Geographic Learning, as well as one level of the high-school series Perspectives.