May 1st edition will be hosted by a Brazilian blogger, and here I call for contributions for this lively and inspiring meeting. For this edition, I propose two themes:
Critical Thinking and EFL/ESL.
I've been hearing about Critical Thinking since I started teaching, but what does it mean in a 21st century learning environment? What kind of tasks can an educator design to foster critical thinking in a language classroom?
Using Technology to Raise Cultural Awareness.
Nowadays, my country has been seen in a different light. We are not only the soccer and samba country, for our economy grows stronger and so does the interest of the world in knowing more about us. However, I still think that people know very little about the real Brazil, and that we Brazilians should know more about different cultures as well. Technology has been connecting educators worlwide, but can it really help us raise cultural awareness? Can it help us see more than surface culture?
I hope we put together an interesting collection of posts. If you have a contribution in mind, you can let me know by leaving a link to your post in the comment box below, or send it to Larry Ferlarzzo.
Cheers from Brazil,