Proceedings of the 2020 6th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2020)

An Empirical Study on Cultivation of English Majors’ Critical Thinking in Private Colleges

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Xun Bu
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Xun Bu
Available Online 16 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.053How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Critical thinking, teaching reform, evaluation, survey
Abstract
In context of alarming absence of critical thinking and national call for “Golden Courses”, Advanced English course carries out a series of teaching reform to enhance English majors’ critical thinking. This paper aims to investigate students’ opinion of CT-oriented teaching reform and the role of each teaching activity in cultivating critical thinking by adopting a blended research method of both questionnaire and semi-structured interview. Based on data analysis, most respondents express their satisfaction with the cultivation of critical thinking in this course but show their uncertainty regarding the significance of upper-level activities like evaluation and role play. Also, they demonstrate their cluelessness about the effect of various group work and writing tasks in cultivating critical thinking. Recommendations are proposed accordingly for subsequent teaching practice.
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DA  - 2020/12/16
TI  - An Empirical Study on Cultivation of English Majors’ Critical Thinking in Private Colleges
BT  - Proceedings of the 2020 6th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2020)
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