VIDEO-CONFERENCE DEBATES - A Platform for Critical Thinking within Foreign Language Acquisition

Ekaterina V. Talalakina

Abstract

The need to foster critical thinking has long been one of the key issues in education. It is essentially vital nowadays against the background of an increased volume of cross-cultural communications due to the present-day demand for collaboration to tackle pressing global issues through joint efforts of different nations. While the format of debates has been recognized by researchers as one of the most efficient tools of setting off critical thinking, it is up to the new technologies in education to make it possible to bring this platform to a cross-cultural level. Since a cross-cultural dialogue in most cases supposes the mastery of a foreign language, e-learning in the form of cross-border video-conference debates present an invaluable opportunity for educators to enhance the pedagogy of foreign language acquisition around the globe. The present paper focuses on a case-study of an on-going project of implementing the tool of synchronous cross-cultural video-conference debates.

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V. Talalakina E. (2012). VIDEO-CONFERENCE DEBATES - A Platform for Critical Thinking within Foreign Language Acquisition . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-07-5, pages 88-93. DOI: 10.5220/0003899700880093


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@conference{csedu12,
author={Ekaterina V. Talalakina},
title={VIDEO-CONFERENCE DEBATES - A Platform for Critical Thinking within Foreign Language Acquisition},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2012},
pages={88-93},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003899700880093},
isbn={978-989-8565-07-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - VIDEO-CONFERENCE DEBATES - A Platform for Critical Thinking within Foreign Language Acquisition
SN - 978-989-8565-07-5
AU - V. Talalakina E.
PY - 2012
SP - 88
EP - 93
DO - 10.5220/0003899700880093