Explicit Inclusion of Thinking Skills in the Learning of Second Languages

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George M Jacobs
Theresa Helke
Willy A Renandya


This paper explains why and how thinking skills should be included in the teaching of second languages and other subjects. The authors provide examples from their lessons in four thinking skills: being careful in the use of absolute words, avoiding unsupported generalizations, using counterexamples, and identifying assumptions. Also, the authors offer suggestions on how to enhance student-student interaction in the learning of thinking skills.


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