Exploration on Cultivation of Critical Thinking in College Intensive Reading Course

  •  Lingying Tang    


Critical thinking has drawn great concern from researchers in America and western world since 1980s. Chinese researchers have come to realize the fundamental function of critical thinking for innovation. However, it does not take effect to cultivate students’ critical thinking in English classroom. English classroom activities are generally designed for students to memorize, imitate, recite. The cultivation of students’ critical thinking has been ignored. Chinese college students generally can speak out some sentences but lack in-depth ideas and practical ability to solve problems. They suffer from emotional literacy. This research aims to foster college students’ critical thinking skills by designing some classroom activities regarding college intensive reading course in English classroom. But there are some deficiencies in this research such as lack of empirical studies to testify its positive effect.

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