Gunma JALT:

How to Include Critical Thinking in the Classroom

Date: Sunday, November 27th, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Jennie Roloff Rothman

Students today need to be both critical thinkers and global citizens; as such, their English education should reflect these goals. This presentation outlines an elective English course for university juniors and seniors entitled, Understanding World Politics (UWP) currently offered at Kanda University of International Studies. It aims to show how the objectives of improving English ability, developing critical thinking skills and gaining a better understanding of the world have guided the structure of the course curriculum and the development of materials.

The presentation will introduce the concept of critical thinking, describe the UWP syllabus and then finish with suggestions on how to incorporate the development of critical thinking into other learning materials. Participants will have the opportunity to review actual course materials from the UWP as well as share ideas for their own contexts. Topics covered by the materials include political ideology, international relations theory and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. An appendix of useful resources and recommended materials will also be provided.

Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Gunma JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Maebashi Kyoai Gakuen College (1154-4 Koyahara-machi, Maebashi)

Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan


You can add this event to your iCal calendar.

  1. Click on the iCal icon. Your iCal software will start.
  2. Click 'Subscribe':
    click subscribe
  3. Under 'Auto Refresh', select 'Every day' in case the the basic details change:
    auto-refresh daily

You can add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.

  1. Click on the MS Outlook icon.
  2. See what happens.
  3. Tell us what happens. I don't have MS Outlook on a Windows computer, so I can't test it.
  4. If you click on the icon and nothing happens, do this:
    1. Right-click on the icon and save the file.
    2. According to Microsoft's support page, in Outlook's File menu, you should click Import and Export.
    3. Click to select Import an iCalendar or vCalendar file (*.vcs), and then click Next.
    4. Click to select the vCalendar file you've just saved, and then click Open.

Contact Gunma JALT


Gunma JALT contact
Email QR Code:

Send email to Gunma JALT (Gunma JALT contact)

Cheap ebook and audiobook ideas and activities for teachers