How to enhance children’s imagination in reading creative creativity critical reading elt imagination story storytelling strategies Oct 22, 2021

By Dr Jeremy Koay

Most of us would agree that innovation is a result of imagination and creativity. How can language teachers and parents encourage children to be more imaginative and creative when reading stories? Consider these six ideas.

1. Connect with your experiences

Go beyond comprehension...

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What is critical pedagogy? critical pedagogy critical reading elt Aug 26, 2021

By Dr Jeremy Koay

A limited view

Going to school is good for you! Says who? What are the goals of teaching and learning? Is education neutral? Is it politically driven? Or is it influenced and driven by ideology and a particular worldview?

Traditionally, teachers were perceived as the source of...

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What is critical reading? critical reading elt Aug 26, 2021

By Dr Jeremy Koay

A limited view

Being critical is sometimes associated with being judgemental.  In other words, reading a text critically is commonly misunderstood as reading to identify only its weaknesses. This misconception is sometimes seen, for example, in undergraduate students’...

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