28“Being a professor of Tambov State Technical University, I was certainly attracted by the ideas voiced in the presentation made by Steve Lever talking about specialization in ELT for the 21st century learner. Critical thinking and academic writing matched very well the context of my everyday work and I am grateful to Tony Prince for sharing his views. I can’t but give my thanks to Dr. Ashley Squires with her insighful description of education by argument. It was a revelation to learn from her that the most fruitful way of proving a hypothesis is to seek arguments that disprove it. It’s really useful to know that the proof of a hypothesis lies in the absence of refuting evidence. This helps to avoid cognitive bias that researchers exercise all too often.”

By Prof. Radislav Milrood,
Tambov State Technical University

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