Enhancing critical thinking in foreign language learners

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Critical thinking refers to the individuals' ability to think and make correct decisions independently. Nowadays enhancing critical thinking in learners is considered one of the foreign language teachers' tasks due to its high position in foreign language classrooms. There are various factors affecting language learners' critical thinking skills. Among these factors is the assessment methods used. Therefore, through managing the ways of assessing language learners' ability, language teachers can help them develop critical thinking skills. In this presentation, some suggestions for language teachers to make sound choice of assessment methods and activities will be presented. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Shirkhani, S., & Fahim, M. (2011). Enhancing critical thinking in foreign language learners. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 29, pp. 111–115). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.11.214

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