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Shaping the Way We Teach English: Module 09, Critical & Creative Thinking Skills

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Published on Jan 15, 2009

In this module, we'€™ll take a look at what one teacher is doing to bring critical and creative thinking into her classes. Her students are learning to take a "think locally and act globally"€ approach to problem-solving and new areas of inquiry in their learning as they develop their language skills.

This is the first week in a large class of young adults. The teacher is using a content-based approach with a Mass Media theme as a basis for the day's activities. She is assessing students'€™ skills as they participate in and complete a series of tasks. Observe the sequence of activities that she has students do over the course of the class. Ask yourself, "€œIn what ways are critical and creative thinking involved?"

An innovative offering from the Office of English Language Programs, Shaping the Way We Teach English, is a 14-module teacher training video series developed and produced in cooperation with the University of Oregon.

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