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In this series in our blog, we are attempting to elucidate the importance of critical thinking in education and trying to determine whether it is attainable in the language class. The word “education” comes from two different Latin roots: “educare,” which alludes to train or to mold, meaning passing down knowledge and shaping the young in the image and...
Probably, some of the most common myths related to critical thinking are that it is only applied to some fields, that only some people are able to apply it, or that it is not teachable. However, in the current pandemic conditions, it is also understood that it is necessary to ensure the autonomy of students’ thinking. This independence does...
Ancient Greek philosophers studied and analyzed the world around them using logic and reason and that is the way they taught their disciples. In that manner, learning was a very active process based on reasoning, something achieved through language. Heavens know how, through the years, the educational task was transformed into a procedure of transmitting knowledge from the ones...
Un punto de partida para organizarnos y tener una experiencia diferente y mejorada, en comparación a la que tuvimos el año pasado, podría ser el de ver el futuro inmediato bajo dos perspectivas. La primera, desaprender muchas experiencias del año pasado para encontrar formas nuevas, más efectivas, de enseñar en el entorno virtual. Esto, principalmente porque el año pasado...
Unquestionably, this year has been one of the most challenging ones, both in our professional as well as personal life. Yet, even though we have experienced demanding events, I do think that we all have learnt a lot. In circumstances like this, I keep the following saying in mind: “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the...
Mankind has this year, once again, experienced one of its most distressing times. Nevertheless, we must consider that all experiences carry the possibility of learning from them and, therefore, developing. Closing the year, we want to take a moment to reflect on all that we have experienced in our field, and the improvements we can realize, despite the uncertain...
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