Online Book Talk: Micro-Reflection on Classroom Communication: A FAB-Framework, with Sarah Creider

Understanding the Quality Of Classroom Communication

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Mar 30

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Russell Hall 101

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Please join Sarah Creider and Hansun Waring in a discussion of their new book, Micro-Reflection On Classroom Communication: A FAB-Framework (Sheffield, South Yorkshire; Bristol, CT: Equinox Publishing LTD, 2020).

"Traditional concerns with classroom communication have centered on questions such as who talks more, whether the interaction is teacher-centered or student-centered, whether participation is restricted to a few or available to all, what kinds of questions teachers ask, and what kinds of feedback they give. These indicators provide a simple and useful way of capturing classroom communication in distributional and categorical terms. Less attention has been devoted to observing and understanding the quality of this communication — whether it facilitates learning regardless of, for example, who talks more.

Based on over a decade of fine-grained analysis of video-recorded ESL classroom interaction, this book offers a way of seeing and gauging the quality of classroom communication beyond distributions and categories. It invites reflective conversations on how three principles of skillful classroom communication - Fostering, Attending, and Balancing - may be practiced in the micro-moments of classroom interaction."

(Publisher's Description)

Sarah Chepkirui Creider is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics & TESOL at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Creider completed her Ed'D at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2016, with her dissertation, Encouraging Student Participation In a French-Immersion Kindergarten Class: A Multimodal, Conversation Analytic Study. She has published numerous scholarly articles in the field. Micro-Reflection On Classroom Communication: A FAB-Framework, is her first book, co-authored by Dr. Hansun Zhang Waring.

Hansun Zhang Waring is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics & TESOL at Teachers College, Columbia University and founder of LANSI.

Please rsvp in advance with your details. Join the book talk using this link.

Book Talk  Poster

This book is available through the Gottesman Libraries. Persons wishing to order personal copies may do so by going to Entering the code MICRO at checkout will allow a 25% reduction on the price.


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