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Original article | Innovational Research in ELT 2023, Vol. 4(2) 53-58

Critical Pedagogy in English Language Teaching

Dila Bozkurt & Ece Zehir Topkaya

pp. 53 - 58   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/irelt.2023.623.5   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2306-21-0005.R1

Published online: December 30, 2023  |   Number of Views: 9  |  Number of Download: 78


Abstract

This article explores the integration of critical pedagogy into English Language Teaching (ELT) as a transformative approach that challenges traditional language teaching methods. Language education is deeply intertwined with power dynamics, social hierarchies, and the dissemination of dominant cultural values. By incorporating personal, socio-historical, and political contexts into language learning, critical pedagogy empowers students to critically analyze and engage with the English language and its implications. This article provides an overview of critical pedagogy, its theoretical foundations rooted in critical theory, its core principles, and its relevance to ELT, highlighting the need to address social and political complexities in language education. Furthermore, the article discusses practical ways to integrate critical pedagogy in ELT, such as problem-posing, using critical content and materials, and developing critical tasks. Overall, integrating critical pedagogy in ELT aims to create inclusive learning environments that foster linguistic proficiency, intercultural competence, and active participation in the socio-political sphere.

Keywords: Critical pedagogy, critical language teaching, critical consciousness, problem-posing education


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Bozkurt, D. & Topkaya, E.Z. (2023). Critical Pedagogy in English Language Teaching . Innovational Research in ELT, 4(2), 53-58. doi: 10.29329/irelt.2023.623.5

Harvard
Bozkurt, D. and Topkaya, E. (2023). Critical Pedagogy in English Language Teaching . Innovational Research in ELT, 4(2), pp. 53-58.

Chicago 16th edition
Bozkurt, Dila and Ece Zehir Topkaya (2023). "Critical Pedagogy in English Language Teaching ". Innovational Research in ELT 4 (2):53-58. doi:10.29329/irelt.2023.623.5.

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