Event Title

The Role Of Gesture And Gender In Math Learning

Location

SU 103

Start Date

19-4-2019 9:00 AM

Department

Psychology

Session

Session 2

Description

Gesture used in math instruction enhances learning for children (Koumoutsakis et al., 2016; Cook, Duffy, and Fenn, 2013). Gesture makes abstract information accessible through visual imagery, and is especially helpful when teaching spatial concepts (Alibali, 2005; Church, 1999). There is an existing gap in literature on whether there is an effect on young females’ views of their math abilities when compared to female or male instructors. The current study seeks to examine how gender of the instructor enhances or detracts from the benefits of gestured instruction.

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Ruth (Breckie) Church is the faculty sponsor of this project.

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Apr 19th, 9:00 AM

The Role Of Gesture And Gender In Math Learning

SU 103

Gesture used in math instruction enhances learning for children (Koumoutsakis et al., 2016; Cook, Duffy, and Fenn, 2013). Gesture makes abstract information accessible through visual imagery, and is especially helpful when teaching spatial concepts (Alibali, 2005; Church, 1999). There is an existing gap in literature on whether there is an effect on young females’ views of their math abilities when compared to female or male instructors. The current study seeks to examine how gender of the instructor enhances or detracts from the benefits of gestured instruction.