Across the world, education is being restructured to include greater focus on developing critical and creative skills. In second language education, research suggests that cognition and language development are closely related. Yet despite increasing interest in the teaching of thinking skills, critical thinking has not been widely intergrated into language teaching.

Thinking Skills and Creativity in Second Language Education presents a range of investigations exploring the relationship between thinking skills and creativity, and second language education. Focusing on cognitive, affective, social, and emotional perspectives, this book highlights current research and raises questions that will set the direction for future research. Its aims are as follows:

  • Provide an in-depth understanding of the link between second language development and thinking skills.
  • Consider approaches to developing thinking skills in second language instruction.
  • Examine practices in implementing thinking skills in second language learning.
  • Offer an updated list of sources of information on thinking skills in second language education.

A new addition to the Research on Teaching Thinking and Creativity series, this book is relevant to researchers in the field of educational psychology, to Masters degree and PhD students in this field, and to anyone interested in developing thinking skills.

chapter 1|16 pages

“Thinking” Move in Second Language Education

ByLi Li

chapter 2|25 pages

How does Bilingualism affect Creativity?

ByKyung Hee Kim, Hang Eun Lee

chapter 3|16 pages

Pedagogies for Scaffolding Thinking in ESL

Integrating first principles of learning
ByMaya Gunawardena

chapter 4|16 pages

Teaching Theoretical Linguistics through Thinking Skills Pedagogies

ByHaifa Al-Nofaie

chapter 5|21 pages

Fostering Critical Thinking through Questioning in EFL

An Indonesian Study
ByMaya Defianty, Kate Wilson

chapter 6|36 pages

Integrating Critical Thinking into an EFL Writing Curriculum

A mediated model
ByMei Lin, Xiaoting Xiang

chapter 7|20 pages

Effects of Multimedia Presentations on the Development of Foreign Language Listening comprehension

A Comparative Study of Cognitive and Metacognitive Listening Instructions
ByMehrak Rahimi, Niloofar Nezad Kashani, Elham Soleymani

chapter 8|21 pages

Designing a Meta-Learning Programme

ByShu-wen Lin, Julie Rattray, Caroline Walker-Gleaves

chapter 9|23 pages

TEFL Postgraduate Students' Perception of Critical Thinking

Conceptualizations, Obstacles, and Solutions
ByHassan Soodmand Afshar

chapter 10|21 pages

Teacher Cognition of Creativity in Primary EFL Classrooms

ByXuying Fan, Li Li