Блинова Ольга Валерьевна
Ways of Assessing Critical Thinking Skills in Language Education
Иностранные языки и межкультурная коммуникация
With the recent implementation of new federal educational standards in Russia, the necessity of teaching critical thinking, which has long been discussed as part of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, has become explicit. It can be assumed that reading is the core skill for enhancing students’ critical thinking skills. There may predictably be found a gap in the methodology of teaching critical thinking skills in Russian EFL (English as a Foreign Language) coursebooks. The aim of this study is to identify critical thinking skills that can be taught through teaching reading and to design a set of tasks for this purpose. The content analysis of current syllabuses is made, and a set of tasks is designed in order to enhance the four thinking skills: analysis, synthesis, inferencing and evaluation.
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