Students learn more when their teacher has learned to gesture effectively

@article{Alibali2013StudentsLM,
  title={Students learn more when their teacher has learned to gesture effectively},
  author={Martha W. Alibali and Andrew G. Young and Noelle M. Crooks and Amelia Yeo and Matthew S. Wolfgram and Iasmine M. Ledesma and Mitchell J. Nathan and Ruth Breckinridge Church and Eric J. Knuth},
  journal={Gesture},
  year={2013},
  volume={13},
  pages={210-233}
}
Teachers’ gestures are an integral part of their instructional communication. In this study, we provided a teacher with a tutorial about ways to use gesture in connecting ideas in mathematics instruction, and we asked the teacher to teach sample lessons about slope and intercept before and after this tutorial. In response to the tutorial, the teacher enhanced his communication about links between ideas by increasing the frequency with which he expressed linked ideas multi-modally (i.e., using… Expand

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