Transferable Academic Skills Kit (TASK) Module 3: Critical Thinking
The Transferable Academic Skills Kit (TASK) is a flexible learning resource that has been carefully designed to develop the key transferable skills that promote students’ success in university and college study. Whether you are a student or a teacher, the TASK series provides a tried and tested teaching and learning tool suitable for a broad range of academic disciplines.
A series of supported exercises relates theory to practice and provides students with the tools to develop a framework of skills that can then be used in a wide range of contexts, both inside and outside the academic world. Each module also has web work and extension activities that offer additional information and practice relating to the skills covered in that module.
TASK can be followed as a complete course or individual modules can be selected to address specific needs, building the skills required by home and international students at all levels.
The series has been created by members of the International Foundation Programme, provided by the International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) at the University of Reading.
1 May 2015
Number of pages: 32
BIC code: EL, ESF
BISAC code: FOR007000
Unit 1: What is critical thinking?
Unit 2: Recognising strong or sound arguments
Unit 3: Recognising poor arguments
Unit 4: Persuasion through language or pressure
Unit 5: Detecting bias
Unit 6: Putting it into practice: Taking part in a seminar
Clare Nukui is Programme Director of the International Foundation Programme (IFP) at the University of Reading. She teaches EAP and Academic skills and is also responsible for the pastoral welfare of the students on the IFP.
Clare is the author of four books in the Garnet Education TASK (Transferable Academic Skills Kit) series. She has also written materials for BBC English and book reviews for its corresponding magazine. She is a member of the editorial committee of InForm, a new journal for IFP professionals. She has delivered workshops and seminar papers on working with Japanese students and academic skills development at foundation level at IATEFL and has also lectured at the British Council, Tokyo on the History of English as a Global Language.
Before joining the University of Reading, Clare taught in Nigeria, Hong Kong and Canada. She was also an EFL teacher at the Swan School, Oxford and a lecturer at an International College in Reading.
Clare’s research interests include the teaching of Critical Thinking, Plagiarism and Intercultural Communication. She has MAs in Applied Linguistics and Social Anthropology which have helped bring together her diverse interests.
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