A Study of the Application of Guided Discovery Method in English Grammar Teaching in Junior High School

Zhaohui Wu


Grammar is an important part of language. However, in actual grammar teaching, teachers directly impart grammar rules and students passively accept them. This has led to students’ disinterest in English grammar lessons and unsatisfactory grammar learning results. In order to promote students’ grammar learning, in recent years, some experts and scholars have begun to explore the application of guided discovery method in grammar classrooms. Guided discovery method is a teaching method that emphasizes guidance and focuses on discovery. Through setting up a situation, the teacher guides students to engage in the discovery activity of grammar rules by communicating with each other.

This thesis uses questionnaire survey and interviews to analyze the application of guided discovery method in junior high school English grammar classrooms, as well as to analyze the positive effects of junior high school English teachers’ use of the guided discovery method on students’ grammar learning. Based on Bruner’s Discovery Learning Theory and Piaget’s Constructivism Learning Theory, this thesis takes Nanning High-tech Industrial Development Zone Minda Middle School as an example. It was found that under the guidance of guided discovery method, students’ interest and motivation in learning grammar have improved. Also, students’ autonomous learning abilities have been enhanced. Finally, students’ grammar learning strategies were cultivated through guided discovery method. Students can summarize grammar knowledge and solve grammar problems by reasoning and inducting. However, there are a small number of students who still do not have that strong learning ability cannot understand the tasks assigned by the teacher in class, so they do not learn grammar efficiently.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/selt.v11n4p25


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