Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Education, Management and Social Science (ICEMSS-13)

Power Relation and Critical Pedagogy in Classroom Discussions: a Case Study of EFL Education in China

Authors
Quanyou Ruan, Huimin Ma
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Quanyou Ruan
Available Online August 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.53How to use a DOI?
Keywords
power relation, critical pedagogy, classroom discussion, EFL Education in China.
Abstract
Based on the analysis of discourse in an EFL classroom engaging critical pedagogy, this paper argues that even though critical pedagogy encourages the voices of students, it is still obvious to find evidences of power relation in classroom interaction. Accordingly, a case study is conducted to explore how to unveil the unbalanced power relation in such classroom setting by analyzing data in classroom observation, audio recording and interviews from the phonological level, lexical level, conversational structure level, and generic structure level. It is hoped that teachers could get some enlightenment on ways of empowering both teacher and students in future educational activities.
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on Education, Management and Social Science (ICEMSS-13)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-80-2
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemss.2013.53How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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