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Ren, Junhong; Wang, Na – English Language Teaching, 2018
Absence of critical thinking skills is perceived to be a growing problem among many university students. The production-oriented approach, an initiative to college English instruction reform in mainland China, may offer a better solution to this problem. To cultivate critical thinking skills under this approach, reforms have to be implemented in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, English (Second Language)
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Wenjuan, Hao; Rui, Liang – English Language Teaching, 2016
Teaching is a spiral rising process. A complete teaching should be composed of five parts: theoretical basis, goal orientation, operating procedures, implementation conditions and assessment. On the basis of the genre knowledge, content-based approach and process approach, this text constructs the Teaching Model of College Writing Instruction, in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Course Content, Goal Orientation, Writing Instruction
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Galetcaia, Tatiana; Thiessen, Loreena – TESL Canada Journal, 2010
Besides language competence, international students must develop a systematic approach to processing information and follow up with co-construction of the knowledge acquired. Critical thinking is a crucial principle commonly required in North American universities for evaluating academic texts. This practice may present certain difficulties for…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Educational Environment