Berna Aslan is known to be a dreamer, curious learner, maker and a gamer. She studied American Culture and Literature at university. She received her CELTA, CELTA-Young Learner Extension (CELT-YL) and did her M.A in Curriculum and Instructional Programs at Yıldız Technical University. She completed the Educational Technology Specialist certification programme. She is also an Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Google Certified Educator. She is also a teacher trainer and works with NGOs. Her teaching and research interests include educational technology, material development, gamification, growth mindset, critical, creative and reflective thinking skills and problem-solving skills.
Creative, Curious and Challenging Thinkers
Do you want to help your students think outside the box?
Do you want to help your students become risk-takers?
Do you want your students to have a growth mindset?
Do you want your students to be open-minded learners?
If your answer is YES to at least three of these questions, let’s start this journey together right now right here!
This workshop focuses on how to encourage students’ creative and critical thinking skills because I believe that students need to develop capability in critical and creative thinking in the 21st century as they live in a world of constant change. Therefore, we, as teachers, must empower our students to become independent and innovative learners, problem solvers, critical and creative thinkers to tackle the novel challenges they will face in the future.
In this workshop, you will find some tips that you can incorporate to encourage your students to think creatively. We will practice many activities that involve searching for meaningful new connections by generating many unusual ideas, identifying and analysing problems, developing solutions, thinking outside the box, and using imagination.
P.S.: All the activities are tested, approved and improved by students.