Gestures in Learning & Teaching


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For a brief overview of Gestures in Learning & Teaching, watch the 3 minute introductory video featuring Martha W. Alibali:

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Watch the full webinar on Automated Collaborative Process Analysis featuring Carolyn Rosé:

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  • Alibali, M., Nathan, M. J. (2011). Embodiment in mathematics teaching and learning: Evidence from learners’ and teachers’ gestures. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 21(2), 247-286.
  • Alibali, M. W., Nathan, M. J., Wolfgram, M. S., Church, R. B., Johnson, C. V., Jacobs, S. A., & Knuth, E. J. (2014). How teachers link ideas in mathematics instruction using speech and gesture: A corpus analysis. Cognition and Instruction, 32(1), 65-100.
  • Arzarello, F., Paola, D., Robutti, O., & Sabena, C. (2009). Gestures as semiotic resources in the mathematics classroom. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 70(2), 97–109.
  • Goldin-Meadow, S. & Wagner, S. M. (2005). How our hands help us learn. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9(5), 234-241.