Discourse Analysis in Socio-Scientific Debates: In Support of an Ecojustice Science Education
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- Critical discourse analysis; Socio-scientific issue debates; Ecojustice education
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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TY - CONF AU - Donne J. P. Sodusta AU - Riris M. Tamba PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/16 TI - Discourse Analysis in Socio-Scientific Debates: In Support of an Ecojustice Science Education BT - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Science and Engineering 2021 (IJCSE 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 590 EP - 597 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.211215.100 DO - 10.2991/aer.k.211215.100 ID - Sodusta2021 ER -