In the future, our students will be doing jobs we could not even possibly imagine now. How, as educators, can we prepare our students for such a future? One answer is to focus on 21st century skills, one of the most important of which is critical thinking. This is a key thinking skill in the age of the internet, where we are subjected to a constant flow of information, not all of which is reliable and unbiased.
This webinar will look at practical ways that critical thinking skills can be supported and developed in the CLIL classroom. We’ll have a look at how to create and scaffold critical thinking activities which require students to enquire more thoroughly about language or ideas in order to reach a better understanding, to ask, ‘What’s really going on here?’
has been involved in ELT since 2006, including working in CLIL programs in Spain and Italy. He currently teaches at International House Madrid, where he participates in the professional development program. A regular contributor to ELT magazines, Ethan is also the author of the teacher’s book for Ready for B2 First (Macmillan) and worked as a co-writer on the new edition of the That’s English! coursebook series. He holds the Cambridge Delta diploma and an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.