Critical Thinking Skills in the EAP Classroom: Negotiating tensions in the Sri Lankan context

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Abstract

The role of critical thinking has been at the heart of a controversial debate in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) circles, dividing Western and non-Western, particularly Asian, education. Some researchers consider critical thinking as the preserve and ideal of Western education (Durkin, 2008; Egege & Kutieleh, 2004; Walker & Finney, 1999) and a significant gap in Asian students’ learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnglish for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationNegotiating Appropriate Practices in a Global Context
EditorsIndika Liyanage, Tony Walker
Place of PublicationRotterdam, Netherlands
PublisherSense Publishers
Pages65-77
Number of pages13
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9789462097520
ISBN (Print)9789462097513
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Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Gunawardena, M., & PETRAKI, E. (2014). Critical Thinking Skills in the EAP Classroom: Negotiating tensions in the Sri Lankan context. In I. Liyanage, & T. Walker (Eds.), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Asia: Negotiating Appropriate Practices in a Global Context (1 ed., pp. 65-77). Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-752-0
Gunawardena, Maya ; PETRAKI, Eleni. / Critical Thinking Skills in the EAP Classroom: Negotiating tensions in the Sri Lankan context. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Asia: Negotiating Appropriate Practices in a Global Context. editor / Indika Liyanage ; Tony Walker. 1. ed. Rotterdam, Netherlands : Sense Publishers, 2014. pp. 65-77
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English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Asia: Negotiating Appropriate Practices in a Global Context. ed. / Indika Liyanage; Tony Walker. 1. ed. Rotterdam, Netherlands : Sense Publishers, 2014. p. 65-77.

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Gunawardena M, PETRAKI E. Critical Thinking Skills in the EAP Classroom: Negotiating tensions in the Sri Lankan context. In Liyanage I, Walker T, editors, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Asia: Negotiating Appropriate Practices in a Global Context. 1 ed. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers. 2014. p. 65-77 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-752-0