A Brief Analysis of the Application of Cooperative Learning Method to English Writing in Junior High School
—Under the Background of the New Reform of Curriculum
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Abstract Under the background of the new reform of educational curriculum, based on the cooperative learning, this paper discusses the implementation and application of the cooperative learning strategy in English writing classes in junior high schools.
On one hand, the application of the cooperative learning method could help English teachers in junior high schools to improve the proficiency of students to spell English words, to express themselves correctly and to write English articles logically. On the other hand, the use of this teaching method could help students to improve their non-linguistic competence, including the competence to cooperate with others and to establish interpersonal relationship, as well as their motivation to learn English. So, the author hopes that this paper can help readers to get some enlightenment on how to make the best of the cooperative learning method to improve students’ English writing proficiency.
Keywords: Cooperative learning method; English writing class; English teaching proficiency
1. Introduction 1
2. Literature Review 2
3. Definition of the Cooperative Learning Method 5
3.1 Definition of cooperation 5
3.2 Definition of Cooperation Learning 5
4. Research Methodology 7
4.1 Research questions 7
4.2 Research samples 7
4.3 Research instruments 8
4.4 Research procedures 8
5. Application of Cooperative Learning Method to English Writing in Junior High School