Student’s Ideological Conflicts During Debating Practices in Language Learning: A Reflective Study
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- Ideological conflict, In-class debate, Micro-culture, Language learning
This study aims to explore the ideological conflict experienced by students during debating practices in EAP classes. As current paradigm of higher education competency demands the integration of critical thinking skills and information literacy from various perspectives and cultures in the learning process, in-class debate is believed to encourage students not only learn language skills, but also how to communicate eloquently through critical analysis and problem-solving through various perspectives. But in practice, debate motions are not always acceptable to the students. This reflective study involved undergraduate students (N=22) through focus-group discussion to collect the data. One factor that plays a major role in the ideological conflict is the differences in the micro-culture of religion and culture that have been less well-recognized during debate practices. Such conflicts have impacts on student’s performance as indicated by passive attitudes, rejection, denial, and abstaining from classroom participation. This research is expected to provide an understanding of the ideological factors and patterns of conflict experienced by students, including the role of understanding micro-culture of the student. In addition, research is made an effort to negotiate an appropriate learning approach to accommodate the micro-culture factors of students and their compatibility with learning objectives.
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TY - CONF AU - Sueb AU - Arik Susanti AU - Lina P. Hartanti AU - Hujuala R. Ayu PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/03 TI - Student’s Ideological Conflicts During Debating Practices in Language Learning: A Reflective Study BT - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 954 EP - 960 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.161 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201201.161 ID - 2020 ER -