Vanessa Reis has been teaching EFL in Portugal for the past 23 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Anglo American studies and is an international teacher trainer.
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Being a critical thinker is an essential 21st century skill in our modern societies and in our global Marketplace. Thus, it’s important that we teachers develop critical thinking routines in our EFL classroom. This session will begin by inviting you to experience various reading activities and tasks in the Penguin Readers collection that encourage students to develop their critical thinking skills in a conscious and scaffolded manner.
We will then move on to analysing the intellectual traits and experience several practical activities that allow students to become aware of the bias associated with our emotions and how this impacts our decision-making process in a negative manner. Next, we will take a closer look at an example of how we can encourage students to use their Critical thinking skills to come up with creative English learning products.
By the end of the session participants will have a list of ready to use Critical thinking stories and activities to take back into their classrooms. The session will end with a 20-minute Q&A session.
Vanessa Reis Esteves
Vanessa Reis has been teaching EFL in Portugal for the past 23 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Anglo American studies and is an international teacher trainer. She presently writes course material for EFL students and teaches at Escola Superior de Educação. Her current areas of interest are developing students’ Critical Thinking and 21st Century skills.