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A Study on the Cultivation of Thinking and Discursive Ability of Students in University English Course

Yangyu Tan


Discursive ability is a comprehensive refl ection of the level of thinking and personality quality of university students. The cultivation of students’ critical thinking skills by teachers in university English teaching can help to achieve the goal of cultivating talents in a comprehensive manner. However, there are problems in university English teaching that emphasize knowledge but not connotation, tradition but not transformation, teaching materials but not current aff airs, and results but not process. The following strategies can be used to cultivate students’ critical thinking skills in university English teaching: improving teachers’ quality and enhancing the critical thinking power of education implementers; clarifying teaching objectives and integrating curriculum thinking; creating teaching processes and enhancing students’ self-learning awareness; developing teaching approaches and extending offl ine classroom teaching contents; adjusting assessment methods and increasing the proportion of formative assessment.


Critical thinking; University English teaching; Curriculum thinking

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i14.8710