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Promoting reflection on science, technology, and society among engineering students through an EAP online learning environment

Author
Arno, E.; Rueda, M.C.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of english for academic purposes
Date of publication
2011-03
Volume
10
Number
1
First page
19
Last page
31
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeap.2010.12.004 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/12250 Open in new window
Abstract
With the new European framework, as EAP lecturers in an engineering college, we are reappraising our teaching and the position of our courses. From the perspective of engineering education in the 21st century, we believe that EAP teaching can focus not only on language and communication needs, but also on developing critical thinking about science and technology in its social context. Considering these premises, we present the rationale for the development of an online learning environment (Quan...
Citation
Arnó, E.; Rueda, M. Promoting reflection on science, technology, and society among engineering students through an EAP online learning environment. "Journal of english for academic purposes", Març 2011, vol. 10, núm. 1, p. 19-31.
Keywords
Critical thinking, EAP materials, Integration of language and content, Online learning environment, Science, technology and society

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