Thinking Skills are Life Skills - Carol Higho


Who is it for?

This event is open to ELT teachers and professionals working in all sectors and settings.


This event is run by The British Council as part of the ELTons webinars. In 2015 Macmillan Education won the ELTons award for its Life Skills campaign.

Thinking skills can be learned, practised and improved. Teachers need to actively intervene in students' cognitive development, challenging the way they think and learn. During this session we will look at four activities for teaching thinking and how a thinking lesson is a language lesson.

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About the Webinar

All teachers want their students to be successful but are we including thinking skills, that will become life skills, with the 4 skills we are most comfortable teaching? This workshop will give ideas for helping students feel more confident in their English skills and get them thinking more about the information they are presented with, what that information is aiming to convey and ideas on how they become analytical in considering what they see and hear. These skills are not just essential in the classroom but are becoming a key to success – either in employment or Higher Education.

Author Profile

I have been working within English Language teaching for over 20 years. I started as a Primary school teacher in the UK, had eleven amazing years working in Asia, have been a development editor, materials writer and now Head of Product marketing at Macmillan. I’m very fortunate to have seen EFL teaching from both the classroom and the office. I’m looking forward to this webinar and sharing the delights of Thinking Skills are Life Skills with you.