Gesture, gaze and laughter

Teacher conduct facilitating whole-class discussions among students

  • Annerose Willemsen
  • Myrte Gosen
  • Tom Koole
  • Kees de Glopper
Keywords: Classroom interaction, whole-class discussions,, teacher conduct, conversation analysis, discussion framework

Abstract

This article analyses teacher conduct around episodes of subsequent student contributions during whole-class discussions. We scrutinised the teachers’ facilitating role in these episodes by systematically analysing their verbal as well as bodily conduct before, during and after the episodes, unearthing the teacher behaviour leading to and maintaining the discussion and the conduct bringing the discussion to an end. Our analysis reveals a large repertoire of conduct and proves that the teachers, while often refraining from verbal contributions, nonetheless actively foster the discussion by bodily means such as gestures, gaze and even laughter.

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Published
2020-01-07
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Willemsen, A., Gosen, M., Koole, T., & de Glopper, K. (2020). Gesture, gaze and laughter. Social Interaction. Video-Based Studies of Human Sociality, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.7146/si.v2i2.118045
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