Integrating Creative and Critical Thinking Skills in ELT

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Employers look for problem solvers and innovative thinkers. Everyone knows the importance of critical thinking and creativity – two essential 21st-century skills – but how can they be incorporated into the ELT classroom? Join the discussion to see how these skills can improve your students’ language proficiency and future employability, leading them to success in the classroom and beyond.


Khanh-Duc has an MA in TESOL from Canterbury Christchurch University and has been teaching English since 1995. Currently in the Department of English at the University of Siegen, she teaches a range of language courses which she assesses creatively, often encouraging more learner autonomy, engagement and creativity at the same time. She is Events Coordinator for ELTA-Rhine, IATEFL’s Teacher Training and Education SIG as well as Newsletter Co-editor for TESOL’s Teacher Educator Interest Section. Last but not least, she is the 2021 TESOL/NGL Teacher of the Year.
Nadine Muschette
Dr Nadine Muschette is a Jamaican, UK Commonwealth Scholar, career educator and glocal citizen. She has lived – studied, worked in the Americas, Europe and Asia including Japan, Hong Kong and Azerbaijan. From her global sojourn she came to value languages and developed research interest in the global positioning of the English language which translated into her ground breaking thesis which explored the experiences and perspectives of Jamaican English language teaching professionals in Japan on the concept and enactment of glocal citizenship education. Dr Nadine’s own education has been global. She completed teacher training and a media degree from top ranking Jamaican and Caribbean regional institutions, she pursued a masters at the prestigious UCL IOE in London and a PhD in the faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. She is currently preparing to publish her PhD thesis as book.
Shélynn Riel
Shélynn Riel is a professional development consultant and facilitator, and co-creator of The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast. She has served as an ESOL instructor for over a decade, a program coordinator in both university and community-based programs, and an English Language Fellow in Argentina with the U.S. Department of State. Her current interests include intercultural competence, curriculum development, and decolonial ethics in the language classroom.

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