Richard Harrison, Mr.
Richard is an ELT author and teacher trainer based in Muscat and in London. He is also the founder of Canford Publishing. He has written many EL courses for the region including Framework, Keep Writing and English Please.
Critical thinking activities for the language classroom (PP95), Paper
This interactive session looks at practical ways in which teachers can help students to improve their critical thinking skills. A number of activities are presented: puzzles and problem solving, distinguishing fact from opinion, finding chains of reasoning and data analysis. Approaches to building strong arguments are also discussed and the avoidance of emotive language, anecdotal evidence and poor reasoning in academic writing. The use of ‘thinking frameworks’ to organise thinking is also demonstrated.