M.A. in Reading
Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education
College of Education
Effective teaching; Nonverbal communication in education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teachers convey nonverbal messages to their class using gestures, body language, tone and physical body placement. Research shows that nonverbal messages can be very powerful tools with students. Research has also shown that nonverbal gestures paired with verbal communication enhance comprehension. This study's purpose is to find evidence that using nonverbal gestures in the classroom improves teacher direction and class attention and understanding. Data analysis shows that particular students benefit from emblems gesture in the classroom setting. Conclusions and implications of this study suggest that nonverbal communication has an influence on the classroom environment; however, further investigation is required.
Roviello, Christina, "Gesture: nonverbal communication between teachers and students" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 1228.