40 years TESOL Greece

Syeda Saima Ferheen

Day: Saturday Time: 12:15-13:00 Room: SOLON (10th Floor)

Transforming Lifelong Learners: Cultivating Critical Thinking to Train the Brain

Syeda Saima Ferheen

Cognition developed through CT trains the brain to conceive ideas, construct opinions, judge circumstances, and evaluate situations. Nurturing a growth mindset elevates L2 learners’ language capacities and trains the brain to think beyond limits. The presentation highlights some research-based strategies to prepare lifelong learners to cope with the challenges of life.

Keywords:Cognition, Competencies, Critical Thinking, Ideal Thinker, Train The Brain, Research, Strategies, Transform Learners

Syeda Saima Ferheen Bukhari, originally from Pakistan, is currently working as Academic Coordinator at University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Syeda Saima Ferheen's Interview

Who is Syeda Saima Ferheen? What is the single characteristic that you want most people to know about you?

I am ‘Knowledge Explorer’.

How is your presentation connected to the umbrella topic of the conference of “The 5 Ts of TESOL: Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, Trust”?

It highlights some research-based strategies that develop habits of mind to transform learners into ‘Ideal Thinkers’.

Which is your favorite T? Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, or Trust, and why?

Basically all Ts are important for a teacher who wants to see his/her learners as life-long learners.

What does TESOL Greece mean to you?

It is a unique platform for multi TESOLers to come together to share experiences and have global understanding of the EFL/ESL learning concerns and trends.

What are your expectations from the 40th TESOL Greece Annual International Convention?

Meeting renown speakers/presenters ready to share experiences and ideas related to the field of ESL/EFL.

If you could send a wish to TESOL Greece, which becomes 40 this year, what would it be?

Cheers!

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