John Hughes is a teacher trainer and ELT course book author. His titles include Life (National Geographic Learning) and Business Result (Oxford University Press). He is also the series editor for the ETpedia resources (www.myetpedia.com).

After years of talking and writing about critical thinking (CT) and of reading and listening to others do the same, my colleague John Hughes and I decided that we should codify our thoughts on the subject. What came out of it two years later was Critical Thinking in ELT: a practical model for the classroom from National…

via Critical Thinking in ELT — National Geographic Learning: In Focus

Creativity and creative thinking are generally viewed as positive elements in a classroom. When students are being creative, we assume they are having fun, they are motivated and they are using language in a way which will be memorable to them. Similarly, when we describe a colleague as ‘creative’, it’s assumed we are being positive…

via 7 steps Towards Creative Thinking in the ELT Classroom — National Geographic Learning: In Focus