DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.5.1328

English Teaching Innovation Classroom Based on Whole Brain Theory

Lidan Mao, Yanhong Zhang


English is a key and bridge in international communication. It plays a more and more important role in the trend of economic globalization. Therefore, China attaches great importance to the innovative English teaching course of cultivating English communicative competence and improving the efficiency of English learning. With the in- depth study of brain science, the application of the research results of brain science to the educational process is the hotspot and focus of the educational circles at present. In collecting and summarizing the application of the whole brain theory in teaching, this study systematically summarizes the application of the whole brain theory in education, including the teaching principles, teaching strategies and their components based on the whole brain theory, and the characteristics of its application in English teaching. Through a questionnaire survey of teachers and students in a college English classroom, this study focuses on the application of the whole brain theory in English teaching. The results show that teachers use some teaching strategies based on whole brain theory in classroom teaching, and these strategies are positively related to students' English scores. Finally, based on the empirical results, some suggestions are put forward to improve the teaching effect and learning efficiency, and can be used for reference in English teaching innovation classroom based on the whole brain serve system.


Whole Brain Theory, English classroom, Teaching Innovation, Efficiency

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