Creative and Critical Thinking in Language Classrooms Muhammad Kamarul Kabilan University Technology MARA Kedah, Malaysia The communicative approach to language teaching emphasizes the use of language, meaning and language as a communication tool and hypothesizes that learners become proficient by using the language and not just by learning about the language. However, it is the view of this writer that merely using the language and knowing the meaning is not enough. To become proficient in a language, learners need to use creative and critical thinking through the target language. This paper explains what is needed and how it is achieved.
Part 3 What does the word "apologetics" mean? The word "apologetics" is derived from the ancient Greek word apologia, which means, an apology. Not an apology in the modern sense of the word - which is to say you're sorry for something.
But rather, an apology in the ancient sense of the word - which is to make a reasoned defense of something or someone. In ancient times, the word apology referred to the case a lawyer would make on behalf of his client.
Apologetics is about building the case for our Faith Basically, there are 3 types of apologetics: Natural apologetics builds the case for truths we can know from the "natural" light of reason.
Truths that can be known without any divine intervention. Truths which the articles of our Faith rest upon and build upon. Truths such as the existence of God, the innate spirituality of the human soul, the objective reality of right and wrong Christian apologetics, on the other hand, builds the case for divinely revealed truths - truths that cannot be known by reason apart from faith.
Truths such as the reality of biblical miracles, the divinity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, and the Resurrection to name a few. Catholic apologetics encompasses all of Christian apologetics - since Catholicism is the fullness of Christianity - but Catholic apologetics tends to focus on those truths of Christianity that are not generally believed by non-Catholic Christians.
Back to top Are there any basic rules for doing apologetics? We need to always keep in mind 1 Ptr 3: So, how can we "always be prepared" to make a defense of our Faith? Pray to the Holy Spirit. Pray that He will give you the courage to share your Faith and the wisdom to choose your words carefully and profitably.
You don't have to know everything right now!
Just learn a little bit more about your Faith each and every day. Listen to apologetics tapes. Read books on or by the Saints. Learn a little bit at a time. Will you make mistakes? Will you get into tight spots Of course you will, but Peter made mistakes!
He got into tight spots. Yet, Jesus told Peter not to be afraid. Because if we are sincere in our desire to share the truth with others Always view a question about your Faith, or even an attack on your Faith, as an opportunity - an opportunity to share the truth.
Stay calm and stay determined to bring light into darkness. Quite often Catholics get frustrated by what I call the doctrinal dance Before you can answer one question, you're asked another. Just keep firmly, but gently, guiding the discussion back to one topic until you've said all you want to say Never be afraid to say, "I don't know," when asked a question about your Faith.
Don't try to "wing it. If you follow these rules, you will be prepared the next time God puts you in a position to explain and defend your Faith.
Anything else we need to know about apologetics before we start engaging in it? A few more basics about apologetics before we move into specific apologetics topics:Critical legal studies (CLS) is a school of critical theory that first emerged as a movement in the United States during the s.
Critical Legal Studies adherents claim that laws are used to maintain the status quo of society's power structures; it is also held that the law is a codified form of society's biases against marginalized ashio-midori.come wide variation in the opinions of critical.
Dartmouth Writing Program support materials - including development of argument. Fundamentals of Critical Reading and Effective Writing. Mind Mirror Projects: A Tool for Integrating Critical Thinking into the English Language Classroom (), by Tully, in English Teaching Forum, State Department, Number 1 Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Project, Metropolitan Community College.
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Consider The Verdict Boxes (integrated into the text and exercises) in which students evaluate, compare and critique arguments and competing arguments.
Every chapter has been revised from the previous edition with many of the exercises/cases being new to this edition.