Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings - Barry Saferstein

Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings - Barry Saferstein

10. A Restrictive Discourse Framework

Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings - Barry Saferstein

Barry Saferstein [+-]
California State University, San Marcos
Professor Barry Saferstein is a cognitive sociologist whose research interests include the effects of multimedia health information technology on clinical interaction; explanations and understandings of genetics and medical information in schools, science centres, and clinics; the application of digital technologies to qualitative research methods; and the construction of ideology through mediated and face-to-face interaction. His recent work examines how professional authority affects the development of understandings. He has also published studies of agenda setting activities and the interactional construction of ideology in television production settings.

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Chapter Ten examines a discourse framework based on interpretation activities that restrict information and searching for information. Restrictive discourse frameworks can occur in any situation in which an expert provides explanations to individuals or groups who do not have detailed knowledge about the topics being discussed. A new set of classroom data elucidates how communication patterns are constrained by professional culture and organizational arrangements. Diversions and delays in regard to providing information that would answer students' questions about cellular processes create interpretive contingencies that lead to the students’ creating a discourse framework that supports the use of grey boxes in process narratives. This discourse framework contributes to understandings that rely on grey boxes linked to classroom resources and activities. As a result, understandings that students expressed in a classroom can be difficult to recall later in a setting that lacks the resources of the classroom discourse framework.

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Saferstein, Barry . 10. A Restrictive Discourse Framework. Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 225-286 Nov 2016. ISBN 9781845534363. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27842. Date accessed: 18 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27842. Nov 2016

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