%0 Journal Article
	%A Fonseca Jully and  Chia Maribel and  Rodríguez Ilba
	%D 2016
	%J International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 109, 2016
	%T Ads on Social Issues: A Tool for Improving Critical Thinking Skills in a Foreign Language Classroom
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10003529
	%V 109
	%X This paper is a qualitative research report. A group of
students form a public university in a small town in Colombia
participated in this study which aimed at describing to what extend
the use of social ads, published on the internet, helped to develop
their critical thinking skills. Students’ productions, field notes, video
recordings and direct observation were the instruments and
techniques used by the researches in order to gather the data which
was analyzed under the principles of grounded theory and
triangulation. The implementation of social ads into the classroom
evidenced a noticeable improvement in students’ ability to interpret
and argue social issues, as well as, their self-improvement in oral and
written production in English, as a foreign language.
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