Macmillan Life Skills Day – May 14th

If you have been hiding in a cave, you won’t have noticed that the phrase ‘critical thinking’ is becoming quite popular in ELT at the moment. To celebrate, Macmillan is devoting a whole day of free webinars and talks to teaching life skills to our learners.

Here’s the content:

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Workshops: Critical thinking, time management, and organisation are just a few of the life skills educationalists and employers claim today’s students are lacking. How will acquiring these skills benefit the students? At what age can we begin to help students develop these soft skills? Starting from life skills for young learners, Jeanne Perrett and Dorothy Zemach offer practical lesson ideas on how to deliver life skills content in the classroom.

Talks: While there is a lot of research around life skills, what evidence is there to suggest that teachers should put in time and effort to teach life skills in the classroom? How will including these skills in class help students find employment or become successful? Join Rebecca Robb Benne, Robert Campbell, Rob Metcalf and more as they explore the academic validity of teaching life skills and where the greatest benefits lie.Wednesday, 14 May 2014 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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