As more teaching moves into the online space, students will need to not only communicate with each other but learn collaboratively. Discussion forums are the most widely used tool for building a conversation around curriculum topics.
In order to develop an ability to analyse and reflect, students need practice. This workshop is designed to help you structure and facilitate online discussions which promote critical thinking, and understand the students’ experience of learning in this context.
Watch this recording if you teach in online or blended environments and would like some strategies to promote critical thinking.
See below the slides from the presentation
About the facilitator
Jonathan is an English as a Second Language Teacher who has a background in music tuition and counts 3 years living in non-English-speaking countries as his most valuable. He has been teaching academic English at Navitas since 2014, in a blended learning environment. Most recently he has helped develop the online curriculum and worked as a course supervisor for the ‘Academic Communication for English Success’ course. He is passionate exploring the opportunities that online learning brings.