- 14:00-14:45 - Day 1
What is critical thinking and why should we strive to integrate it into exploration of culture in 21st century classrooms? Intercultural competence is a set of skills required to successfully communicate in a 21st century context, moreover critical thinking is essential for enhancing this ability. In this workshop we will use experiential learning so as to engage participants in exploring particular techniques, which can be immediately used in any classroom to help students think critically about cultural assumptions and viewpoints.
Going from 21st century skills to interculturalism!
Mladen Mojsilović – Most of my teaching experience I gained in the English Access Microscholarship Program, in which I started my teaching career as a volunteer four years ago. This program gave me the opportunity to teach in different contexts, like national galleries, national parks, summer camps, museums, and so on. More importantly, the Access program provided me with wonderful opportunities for professional development like the E-Teacher Program of the U.S. Department of State and FHI 360, where I completed a teacher training course called Integrating Critical Thinking Skills in the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting. As one of the most successful alumni, I had the opportunity to be one of the facilitators of the same MOOC.