Monthly Archives: October 2013


(A fragment of a paper; by one NEB) Critical thinking is here defined as “reasonable reflective thinking that is focused on what to believe or do” (Ennis 1987: 9-26). Further, Norris and Ennis (1989) proposes dispositions of it. They assert that critical thinkers: – seek a statement of the thesis […]

On Nurturing Critical Thinking 2


(A fragment of a paper; by one NEB) When faced with two extremes—which are not necessarily choices, it is oftentimes wise to strike a balance between the two. In this context, it means that we have no choice but to integrate both grammar and topic teaching into a third alternative. […]

Integrating the Teaching of Grammar and Topics: Proposed Strategies