Watch Recording
Zoom 7 Workshops (60 minutes)
Oct 16, 2020 01:50 PM - Aug 31, 2021 02:50 PM(Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
20201016T1350 20201016T1450 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh How to Use a Process Essay to Practice Critical Thinking Skills During a Writing Workshop

Critical Thinking is usually taught through persuasive/argumentative essays or debates. The products of these tasks are a formal essay or debate. Many obstacles can prevent students from effectively practicing critical thinking skills and the amount of scaffolding needed to support student learning can exceed the time available for the unit. Also, this method relies on abstract words and concepts. This workshop will present a process essay writing workshop unit that will engage students in discussions using critical thinking during each step of the writing process. This method uses concrete words and supports informal critical thinking. Attendees will be shown how each step in the writing process can be used to practice a critical thinking skill during discussions. Scaffolding for the discussions during the writing workshop will be presented. Attendees will take part in a mini-lesson that will simulate the writing workshop. By the end of the workshop attendees will be able to implement a writing workshop unit and facilitate critical thinking during discussions in their own physical or digital classrooms. Some benefits of using a process essay rather than an argumentative/persuasive essay or debate are: avoids controversial topics, uses a less complicated writing task, incorporates discussion through peer-review, and can increase practical, everyday vocabulary.

Zoom 7 VietTESOL International Convention 2021 convention@viettesol.org

Critical Thinking is usually taught through persuasive/argumentative essays or debates. The products of these tasks are a formal essay or debate. Many obstacles can prevent students from effectively practicing critical thinking skills and the amount of scaffolding needed to support student learning can exceed the time available for the unit. Also, this method relies on abstract words and concepts. This workshop will present a process essay writing workshop unit that will engage students in discussions using critical thinking during each step of the writing process. This method uses concrete words and supports informal critical thinking. Attendees will be shown how each step in the writing process can be used to practice a critical thinking skill during discussions. Scaffolding for the discussions during the writing workshop will be presented. Attendees will take part in a mini-lesson that will simulate the writing workshop. By the end of the workshop attendees will be able to implement a writing workshop unit and facilitate critical thinking during discussions in their own physical or digital classrooms. Some benefits of using a process essay rather than an argumentative/persuasive essay or debate are: avoids controversial topics, uses a less complicated writing task, incorporates discussion through peer-review, and can increase practical, everyday vocabulary.

English Language Fellow
,
Regional English Language Office, U.S. Mission in Vietnam
Giảng viên
,
Đại học Ngoại Ngữ - ĐH Đà Nẵng
English Teacher
,
Chhnuor Meanchey high school
Regional English Language Officer
,
U.S. Department of State
Ms. Nguyen  Loan
Vice Head of Division of English Linguistics and Culture Studies
,
Hung Vuong University
Mr. Peang Ratana
Lecturer
,
University of Puthisastra
Mrs. Trung Nguyen
Dean of Department of Foreign Languages
,
Quang Nam University
+6 more attendees. View All
Download Presentation Submitted by Jason Smith
Download Presentation Submitted by Jason Smith
Download Presentation Submitted by Jason Smith
Download Presentation Submitted by Jason Smith
Download Presentation Submitted by Jason Smith
Program Navigator