An Empirical Study on the Influence of PBL Teaching Model on College Students’ Critical Thinking Ability

  •  Zhen Zhou    


The critical thinking ability is an indispensable ability of contemporary college students, and the PBL teaching mode abandons the shortcomings of traditional teaching methods, which is more suitable for the development trend of university curriculum teaching reform in China. In order to understand the influence of PBL teaching mode on college students’ critical thinking ability, the research is carried out into English critical thinking dispositions and skills of the second grade English education majors in Jiangxi Province, via questionnaire, interview, English test and PBL teaching experiment. And the results indicate that the PBL teaching model can improve the three English critical thinking temperament level of analysis, open and fair, and it can significantly improve the two English critical thinking skills of analysis and interpretation, but did not improve the English scores of the students significantly. The purpose of this study is to enrich the research on the influence of PBL teaching model and English critical thinking ability, and so as to provide some reference for improving the quality of English teaching in colleges and universities.

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