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.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Chapter 1: "Thinking" move in second language education
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
Chapter 4: Teaching theoretical linguistics through thinking skills pedagogies
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.