In November 2016, the faculty of the Language Centre attended a teacher training workshop on Critical Thinking in a Communicative Way.
The session was led by an external trainer: Paul Woodfall, a Teacher Trainer and Training Co-ordinator at Oxford University Press.
The feedback from participants was very positive. They said that the session was of high significance, as the it showed how applying critical thinking in a communicative way helped
language learners take charge of their own thinking. They emphasised that the workshop also helped all to see how critical thinking also expanded the learning experience of the
learners, thus making the language more meaningful for them. Another factor noted from the session was that critical thinking empowered learners, as they can monitor and evaluate
their own ways of learning more successfully. All faculty said that they acquired meaningful teaching strategies from the workshop and that they were looking forward to including
communicative critical thinking activities in their teaching and learning.