Multimodal competence and effective interactive lecturing

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Title: Multimodal competence and effective interactive lecturing
Authors: Morell, Teresa
Research Group/s: Adquisición y Enseñanza de Segundas Lenguas y Lenguas Extranjeras de la Universidad de Alicante (ACQUA) | Inglés Profesional y Académico (IPA)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Keywords: Multimodality | Multimodal competence | Multimodal ensembles | English-medium instruction | Semiotic resources | Pedagogical functions | Interactive lecturing | Classroom space
Knowledge Area: Filología Inglesa
Issue Date: 5-Jan-2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: System. 2018, 77: 70-79. doi:10.1016/j.system.2017.12.006
Abstract: Multimodal competence plays a crucial role in effective interactive lecturing, especially when the language of communication is other than one's own. This study explores an English-medium instructor's (EMI) choice and combination of modes when instantiating a university interactive lecture pair work activity. It analyzes the temporal and spatial features of classroom space, gaze, and gestures, together with the spoken and written language, present in the setting up, supervising, and eliciting moves of the activity. Classroom spatial maps and multimodal discourse analysis tables are provided to illustrate the meaning making potential of semiotic resources used by the instructor to carry out specific pedagogical functions. The multimodal discourse analysis reveals that a coordinated use of three to four complementary mode ensembles enables a teacher to textually organize and interpersonally involve students to elicit conceptual meaning. Furthermore, the findings suggest that effective pedagogy has much to do with multimodal competence, the ability to understand the combined potential of various modes for making and eliciting meaning.
ISSN: 0346-251X (Print) | 1879-3282 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.system.2017.12.006
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 Elsevier Ltd.
Peer Review: si
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