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Enhancing Student's Critical Thinkink in Comprehending Text Through CDA

Dwijani Ratnadewi, S.Pd., M.Pd. (2015) Enhancing Student's Critical Thinkink in Comprehending Text Through CDA. English Department. Faculty of Letters and Culture and Post Graduate Program. Udayana University, Denpasar, TEFLIN International Conference. ISBN 978-602-294-066-1

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        Critical thinking has been understood as basic survival skills expected for students to succeed in learning and entering into life. Yet, lectures that encourage students’ critical thinking skills have not been explicitly implemented in the classroom. High-order thinking in EFL classes is not much implemented in classes. In understanding a text there is little attempt to connect with the broader social context, to use more stimulating text and to encourage students to think using text interpretation devices that uncover the intention and the supposed thought behind the text. This is a best practice of how critical thinking is enhanced by comprehending texts of Discourse Analysis classes for students of English Department. Text was analyzed under the principles of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) to explore hidden relationships of causality, ideology and vague structures of power and politics in language use. The discussion was done in Cooperative Group Investigation work, and ended with topic debate of modified Australasia Debate. Text was selected based on the Indonesian current issue that was the Joko Wi’ speech in China APEC CEO Summit in Beijing, China. For assessment, St Pietersburg College’s Assessment of Critical Thinking (2010) rubric was applied. The score shows that most speakers of the groups were ‘developing’ (level : 2) their ability to think critically in understanding the text. As foreign language learners, students face difficulty in not only the way to present material based on the critical thinking perspective but they have to use English to understand, analyze, discuss and present material in the debate.

        Item Type: Book
        Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
        P Language and Literature > PE English
        Divisions: Prosiding > Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
        Date Deposited: 20 May 2021 14:32
        Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 08:59

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