Micro-Reflection on Classroom Communication - A FAB Framework - Hansun Zhang Waring

Micro-Reflection on Classroom Communication - A FAB Framework - Hansun Zhang Waring

Attend to Learner Voices

Micro-Reflection on Classroom Communication - A FAB Framework - Hansun Zhang Waring

Hansun Zhang Waring [+-]
Teachers College, Columbia University
Hansun Zhang Waring is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics & TESOL at Columbia University Teachers College.
Sarah Chepkirui Creider [+-]
Teachers College, Columbia University
Sarah Chepkirui Creider is a Lecturer at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Description

To a large extent, the quality of classroom communication hinges upon the teacher’s ability to tune in and respond to emerging students’ voices. Using a great variety of transcripts from actual classroom interaction that capture a full range of interactional details, this chapter takes the readers through a four-stage process of developing an ability to engage in micro-reflection on attending student voices. (1) What we do offers a guided reading of how attending to student voices in real time requires the astuteness and agility to hear layered messages, offer tailored assistance, follow students’ leads, and work from within their world. It requires making specific responsive moves at specific times. (2) What we use leads the readers through a forensic examination of the specific features of talk, gesture, and environment drawn upon to enable the aforementioned practices. (3) What we notice offers a series of exercises that invite the readers to identify practices and their enabling features in another set of transcripts and in their own teaching. (4) What we practice provides a list of practical tasks for the readers to complete both during their teaching and as they consider recordings and observations of their own and others’ teaching with a focus on the practices and enabling features that attend to student voices.

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Waring, Hansun; Creider, Sarah. Attend to Learner Voices. Micro-Reflection on Classroom Communication - A FAB Framework. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 60-83 Feb 2021. ISBN 9781781797365. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35454. Date accessed: 27 Nov 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35454. Feb 2021

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