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ERIC Number: EJ1111453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Incorporating Oximeter Analyses to Investigate Synchronies in Heart Rate While Teaching and Learning about Race
Amat, Arnau; Zapata, Corinna; Alexakos, Konstantinos; Pride, Leah D.; Paylor-Smith, Christian; Hernandez, Matthew
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v11 n3 p785-801 Sep 2016
In this paper, we look closely at two events selected through event-oriented inquiry that were part of a classroom presentation on race. The first event was a provocative discussion about Mark Twain's ("Pudd'nhead Wilson", Harper, New York, 1899) and passing for being White. The other was a discussion on the use of the N-word. Grounded in authentic inquiry, we use ethnographic narrative, cogenerative dialogues, and video and oximeter data analyses as part of a multi-ontological approach for studying emotions. Statistical analysis of oximeter data shows statistically significant heart rate synchrony among two of the co-teachers during their presentations, providing evidence of emotional synchrony, resonance, and social and emotional contagion.
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Language: English
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