Proposal Title

1.1 Using YouTube Videos for developing Students’ Critical Thinking and Cultural Awareness

Presentation Type

Speed Presentation

Location

OM 3612

Start Date

19-2-2018 2:15 PM

End Date

19-2-2018 2:55 PM

Proposal Abstract

Teaching about culture becomes more and more important in today’s globalized environment. As Matsumoto (2009) points out, the question is, “what do we want our students to learn and how can we deliver that knowledge?” (p. 9). The answer may “lie in a hypothesis-testing type of critical thinking process that helps students engage with cultural differences” (p. 9). Culture stereotypes and racism are some of the basic discussion topics in our classrooms, and yet in many cultures they are not popular or even tabooed. Using these topics in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses can help generate international students’ critical thinking and cultural awareness and provide teachers with a great source of instructional material for developing listening and speaking as well as writing skills. During the session, the participants will be introduced to a few short YouTube videos on cross-cultural topics and practical tips on how they can be used in class.

Statement

Teaching about culture becomes more and more important in today’s globalized environment. As Matsumoto (2009) points out, the question is, “what do we want our students to learn and how can we deliver that knowledge?” (p. 9). The answer may “lie in a hypothesis-testing type of critical thinking process that helps students engage with cultural differences” (p. 9). Culture stereotypes and racism are some of the basic discussion topics in our classrooms, and yet in many cultures they are not popular or even tabooed. Using these topics in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses can help generate international students’ critical thinking and cultural awareness and provide teachers with a great source of instructional material for developing listening and speaking as well as writing skills.

During the session, the participants will be introduced to a few short YouTube videos on cross-cultural topics and practical tips on how they can be used in class.

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1.1 Using YouTube Videos for developing Students’ Critical Thinking and Cultural Awareness

OM 3612

Teaching about culture becomes more and more important in today’s globalized environment. As Matsumoto (2009) points out, the question is, “what do we want our students to learn and how can we deliver that knowledge?” (p. 9). The answer may “lie in a hypothesis-testing type of critical thinking process that helps students engage with cultural differences” (p. 9). Culture stereotypes and racism are some of the basic discussion topics in our classrooms, and yet in many cultures they are not popular or even tabooed. Using these topics in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses can help generate international students’ critical thinking and cultural awareness and provide teachers with a great source of instructional material for developing listening and speaking as well as writing skills. During the session, the participants will be introduced to a few short YouTube videos on cross-cultural topics and practical tips on how they can be used in class.