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Healthy suspicion of text webinar

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This powerpoint is designed to be used as a support tool in a webinar. The webinar discussed how to build critical thinking skills in students during the reading component of their EFL or ESL lesson.

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Healthy suspicion of text webinar

  1. 1. Critical Thinking: Developing a Healthy Suspicion of the Text David Fay, Regional English Language Office (RELO), Andean Region, U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru [email_address] The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. Stendhal To every complex question there is a simple answer, and it is wrong… Mencken Learners must be ready to accept, reject or suspend judgment about a claim. Moore and Parker The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. Mark Twain
  2. 2. How many 'f's? FINE POINT It is easy to miss the finer points in life. Folks are frequently guilty of falling into this trap.
  3. 5. www.sharpbrains.com
  4. 6. Scriven and Paul (1996) define critical thinking as… “… the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.”
  5. 7. As opposed to… “… the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating passively accepting information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action existence.”
  6. 8. As opposed to… “… the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating passively accepting information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action existence .”
  7. 9. As opposed to… “ … the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating passively accepting information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action existence .”
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  11. 15. Egypt protesters hold their ground With protests demanding end to Mubarak's rule entering the 12th day, people in Tahrir Square prepared to wait him out. Last Modified: 05 Feb 2011 11:37 GMT Demonstrators are still standing their ground in Cairo hours after hundreds of thousands of people gathered to call for Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, to quit. The protests entered their twelfth day on Saturday, a day after the city's Tahrir Square, the focal point of protests in Egypt, saw demonstrators observe a &quot;Day of Departure&quot;. The morning has been calm so far except for a standoff between two separate groups chanting slogans. However, the military soon moved in and there are more soldiers on the ground now.
  12. 18. English Teaching Forum, July 2004
  13. 19. “ Language Teaching through Critical Thinking and Self-awareness”, Evrim Üstünlüoğlu <ul><li>Perceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Prejudices </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking habits </li></ul><ul><li>A new point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>
  14. 20. Inspector Clouseau’s assumptions … <ul><li>Inspector: What a nice dog! </li></ul><ul><li>Man: Thank you. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspector: Does your dog bite? </li></ul><ul><li>Man: No. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspector bends down to pet dog. The dog bites him. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspector: I thought you said your dog does not bite. </li></ul><ul><li>Man: That’s not my dog. </li></ul>
  15. 21. A closer look at value: “Proverb Busting” <ul><li>You’re never too old to learn. </li></ul>
  16. 22. <ul><li>You can’t teach an old dog… </li></ul>
  17. 23. <ul><li>Absence makes the heart grow fonder. </li></ul>
  18. 24. <ul><li>Out of sight… </li></ul>
  19. 25. <ul><li>The pen is mightier than the sword. </li></ul>
  20. 26. <ul><li>Actions… </li></ul>
  21. 27. “ Language Teaching through Critical Thinking and Self-awareness”, Evrim Üstünlüoğlu <ul><li>Perceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Prejudices </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking habits </li></ul><ul><li>A new point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>
  22. 30. Would you rather a German shepherd attack you or a Peruvian hairless dog?
  23. 31. Would you rather a German shepherd attack you or would you rather a German shepherd attack a Peruvian hairless dog?
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  25. 33. Critical Thinking: Developing a Healthy Suspicion of the Text David Fay, Regional English Language Office (RELO), Andean Region, U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru [email_address] The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. Stendhal To every complex question there is a simple answer, and it is wrong… Mencken Learners must be ready to accept, reject or suspend judgment about a claim. Moore and Parker The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. Mark Twain

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