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Developing Critical Thinking in EFL Classes

An Infusion Approach

Authors: Lin, Yue

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  • Essential reading for EFL teachers 
  • Provides a comprehensive lesson-design framework
  • Offers an easy-to-follow development guide for teachers' thinking lessons
  • Presents a pedagogical innovation with empirical evidence to examine the real effects of infusion lessons on thinking and language learning
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This book presents an innovative teaching experiment and an analytical study of critical thinking and the sociocultural theory of learning to illustrate the cognitive learning development mechanisms.  It addresses the issues in developing critical thinking, including the controversy surrounding the definition, measurement and teaching of critical thinking, particularly in the L2 context.
The book explains how infusion-thinking lessons can be structured to help students develop critical thinking along with language learning. Further, it uses a case study as a real-world example to examine the applicability and feasibility of infusion-thinking lessons in the EFL context and their effectiveness in developing students’ critical thinking and language learning.
Packed with thinking activities and techniques, this practical, hands-on manual provides original ideas and empirical data, giving teachers everything they need to plan their lessons to improve students’ critical thinking within language courses and evaluate their teaching.

About the authors

Yue Lin currently is a lecturer at Shenzhen University, teaching College English for undergraduate students, and Modern English Pedagogy and English Language Testing for mater students.  She studied in Educational and Applied Linguistics and received her PhD degree from University of Newcastle (U.K) in 2014.  Her current research focuses on the second language teaching and learning, and the teaching of critical thinking.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 74,89 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developing Critical Thinking in EFL Classes
Book Subtitle
An Infusion Approach
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7784-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7784-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7783-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5673-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 194
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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