The Use of Cooperative Learning in English Writing Teaching

Journal: Journal of Higher Education Research DOI: 10.32629/jher.v3i2.746

Ying Ma

School of Foreign Languages, China West Normal University, Nanchong 637002, Sichuan, China


Writing is one of the five major English language skills according to the new English curriculum standards, and writing also reflects the core competence of students in English. English writing ability is a basic skill that students should master in the process of English learning. However, English writing teaching is one of the most difficult and neglected parts of teaching. The current writing teaching model is generally teacher-centered, focusing on results and neglecting process. This teaching method is often time-consuming, and has little effect. Cooperative learning is student-centered, values the learning process of students, and encourages students to help each other, discuss together, and actively participate in writing, thereby inspiring students’ interest in writing. This article analyzes the current researches on cooperative learning abroad and at home, introduces the theory of cooperative learning and its significance in writing teaching, and puts forward suggestions on how to better use cooperative learning in writing teaching.


English writing, cooperative learning, writing teaching


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