How to encourage critical thinking through storytelling children children's literature critical thinking elt extensive reading language teaching reading stories storytelling Oct 22, 2021

By Dr Jeremy Koay

Critical thinking is widely agreed on as an important component in language classrooms. But what is critical thinking? Yang and Gamble (2013, p. 398) state that critical thinking involves at least four skills:

  • metacognition (awareness of one’s own thought processes)
  • ...
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What is Peer Feedback? critical thinking elt feedback Sep 22, 2021

By Dr Jeremy Koay

A limited view

Peer feedback refers to comments and suggestions that learners receive from their classmates. Students and teachers who are not aware of its benefits and goals are often sceptical about this, and may think it is a waste of time. Given the complexity of the task,...

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