Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Science and Engineering 2021 (IJCSE 2021)

Discourse Analysis in Socio-Scientific Debates: In Support of an Ecojustice Science Education

Authors
Donne J. P. Sodusta1, *, Riris M. Tamba2
1Division of Professional Education, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas, Philippines
1,2Department of Education and Human Potentials Development, National Dong Hwa University, Republic of China (Taiwan)
*Corresponding email: 810688115@gms.ndhu.edu.tw
Corresponding Author
Donne J. P. Sodusta
Available Online 16 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.211215.100How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Critical discourse analysis; Socio-scientific issue debates; Ecojustice education
Abstract

This qualitative paper applies Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as a tool to analyze a transcript of a socio-scientific debate in a senior high school science class in the Philippines. Drawing from insights and implications generated from the analysis, this paper also endorses this framework and tool as just one among the several other approaches and tools beyond the field of natural and physical sciences that the field of science education could use to analysis science classroom talk and discourse. The result of using CDA in this paper hinted on verbs as signal for attributions of agency at the level of the text; an anthropocentric science discourse manifested by the use of science to study and manage animals for human gains; and a social practice that normalizes human intervention on human habitat and lives. CDA as a tool to analyze science classroom speech and discourse is particularly viable as one of several initial steps to foster an ecojustice science education position and agenda geared at interrogating and challenging society’s normalization of anthropocentric discourse and social practices in education, science, and the wider society. An ecojustice science education envisions global societies that are diverse, democratic, and sustainable, a more ethical Society 5.0.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Science and Engineering 2021 (IJCSE 2021)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
16 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-486-5
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.211215.100How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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