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Embedding critical thinking and other 21st century skills into classroom practice

Embedding critical thinking and other 21st century skills into classroom practice

About the webinar:

Although ‘critical thinking’ and ‘21st century skills’ are terms which are commonly used in educational establishments across the world, how often do we actually apply them in our own classrooms? In many respects, English language teaching is still rooted in the 20th Century, and we are not preparing our students for the workplace and society of the future. Referring to Cambridge University Press material and research around Unlock and the Framework for Life Competencies, this webinar will look at how learners can develop their skills in areas such as collaboration, social awareness, emotional development, learning to learn and creativity whilst simultaneously improving their English language abilities.

About the speaker:

Chris Sowton's language teaching and training experience has been wide and varied, to include Vietnamese asylum seekers with learning disabilities, Cambridge PhD students, secondary school children in Nepal, ESOL students in East London and Syrian refugee teachers in Lebanon. Now a freelance consultant, he works with a range of organisations, focusing particularly on projects which prioritise the emancipatory power of English in marginalised (especially refugee) communities. He has also written several self-study books, teachers’ books and coursebooks.


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