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ERIC Number: ED449534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 9
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The Use of Nonverbal Cues To Assess Affect and Effect in Communication Training and Development.
Rollman, Steven A.; Gaut, Deborah Roach
This paper was envisioned as largely a literature review, but surprisingly, there was very little to find besides a comprehensive body of information pertaining to nonverbal aspects of pedagogy almost exclusively dealing with management of the instructor's nonverbal behavior. The paper, therefore, presents what seems to be the most salient cues which learners provide relative to affect and effect in pedagogical contexts, almost all of which occur through kinesics, proxemics, haptics, chronemics, and vocalics. It first describes cues which may be used to uncover information concerning how students feel about the learning experience and then looks at cues related to listening and comprehension. The paper points out that a wealth of information is available to trainers and teachers about their learners if the former can effectively identify and interpret these nonverbal cues. It suggests that future research might focus on more systematic examinations of these cues and the efficacy of training teachers to process them effectively during instruction. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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