Helping Teens to Think Beyond Language: Critical thinking, Values and Self-Esteem
Date: Tuesday 20 October
The latest studies into the teenage brain reveal why adolescents are prone to risk-taking, but at the same time have amazing potential for change and social adaptability. For the educator, this offers excellent opportunities to build strong language skills while at the same time challenging their teenage students to think beyond language, with an emphasis on critical thinking, values and self-esteem – ensuring academic and lifelong success.
Herbert Puchta has a Ph.D. in ELT Pedagogy from the University of Graz, Austria, and is currently Professor of English at the Teacher Training University in Graz. He has been a plenary speaker at a number of international conferences, and has conducted workshops and given seminars in over 30 countries. Herbert is a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming. For almost two decades, he has carried out research into the practical application of findings from cognitive psychology to the teaching of English as a foreign language. Herbert has co-authored numerous course books for the teaching of English as a foreign language, as well as articles and resource books. His latest course books are Super Safari, Super Minds, and Cambridge English Empower, published by Cambridge University Press.
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