A global survey of critical thinking in the ELT classroom

As many teachers who use ELT titles from National Geographic Learning will be aware, critical thinking is a key feature of the materials and informs our approach to English Language teaching. Now, Life authors Paul Dummett and John Hughes are carrying out research into how critical thinking is applied and integrated into ELT education in different parts of the world and they would like to invite you to take part in a survey. The aim is to explore teacher perceptions of critical thinking and how it is applied globally.

To take part in the survey, please click on this link and follow the instructions. We estimate it will take no more than 5 minutes and would really appreciate your input.

Critical Thinking Survey

Thanks in advance for taking part in our survey. We hope to present key findings from the survey on the In Focus blog later in the year.

For more information on critical thinking, make sure to register for John Hughes’ upcoming webinar Critical thinking with lower level language students on March 5th!

For more information on critical thinking, make sure to check out the recording of John Hughes’ webinar Critical thinking in English Language Teaching. 


Author: John Hughes

John Hughes is a teacher, teacher trainer and course book author. He currently combines a variety of roles including part-time teaching, running online training courses, and lecturing on ELT methodology at Oxford University. He is an author of many National Geographic Learning titles including Life, a six-level general English course, Spotlight on First, Practical Grammar, Total Business, Success with BEC Vantage, and Aspire. He lives near Oxford, United Kingdom.

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