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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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FYI: Chapter Proposals on Mapping and Critical Thinking

Author: Leonard Shedletsky

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

FYI Body: Call for Chapter Proposals: Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking
through Visual Representation Strategies


Leonard Shedletsky (University of Southern Maine, USA )
Jeffrey S. Beaudry (University of Southern Maine, USA)

Scholars of critical thinking have begun to gather evidence for the claim
that mapping arguments and concepts aids the student in developing
their critical thinking as well as their ability to write high quality essays.
We are putting together an edited volume of classroom tested uses of
mapping with regard to critical thinking and writing. If you have
undertaken such a practice, kindergarten through postgraduate level,
please consider writing a proposal for a chapter in this book.


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