1st Edition

Thinking Skills and Creativity in Second Language Education Case Studies from International Perspectives

Edited By Li Li Copyright 2020
    230 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    230 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Across the world, education is being restructured to include greater focus on developing critical and creative skills. In second language education, research suggests that cognition and language development are closely related. Yet despite increasing interest in the teaching of thinking skills, critical thinking has not been widely intergrated into language teaching.

    Thinking Skills and Creativity in Second Language Education presents a range of investigations exploring the relationship between thinking skills and creativity, and second language education. Focusing on cognitive, affective, social, and emotional perspectives, this book highlights current research and raises questions that will set the direction for future research. Its aims are as follows:

    • Provide an in-depth understanding of the link between second language development and thinking skills.
    • Consider approaches to developing thinking skills in second language instruction.
    • Examine practices in implementing thinking skills in second language learning.
    • Offer an updated list of sources of information on thinking skills in second language education.

    A new addition to the Research on Teaching Thinking and Creativity series, this book is relevant to researchers in the field of educational psychology, to Masters degree and PhD students in this field, and to anyone interested in developing thinking skills.

    List of Contributors

    Chapter 1: "Thinking" move in second language education

    Li Li

    Chapter 2: How does bilingualism affect creativity?

    Kyung Hee Kim and HangEun Lee

    Chapter 3: Pedagogies for scaffolding thinking in ESL: integrating first principles of learning

    Maya Gunawardena

    Chapter 4: Teaching theoretical linguistics through thinking skills pedagogies

    Haifa Al-Nofaie

    Chapter 5: Fostering critical thinking through questioning EFL

    Maya Defianty and Kate Wilson

    Chapter 6: Integrating critical thinking into an EFL writing curriculum: a mediated model

    Mei Lin and Xiaoting Xiang

    Chapter 7: Effects of multimedia presentations on the development of foreign language listening comprehension: a comparative study of cognitive and metacognitive listening instructions

    Mehrak Rahimi, Niloofar Nezad Kashani and Elham Soleymani

    Chapter 8: Designing a meta-learning programme

    Shu-wen Lin, Julie Rattray and Caroline Walker-Gleaves

    Chapter 9: TEFL postgraduate students’ perception of critical thinking: conceptualizations, obstacles and soluations

    Hassan Soodmand Afshar

    Chapter 10: Teacher cognition of creativity in primary EFL classrooms

    Xuying Fan and Li Li


    Li Li is Senior Lecturer in Language Education at the University of Exeter. She has published extensively in the field of language education and thinking skills. She has also guest-edited two special issues in the journal Thinking Skills and Creativity, and co-edited The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Teaching Thinking.