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.
|Title of host publication||English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Asia|
|Subtitle of host publication||Negotiating Appropriate Practices in a Global Context|
|Editors||Indika Liyanage, Tony Walker|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
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