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Gestures as evidence of student thinking about physics 

written by Rachel E. Scherr

Student gestures are part of how students articulate their ideas, and can be of use to us in diagnosing student thinking and forming effective pedagogical responses. This paper presents examples of gestures that occur in a conversation between students and a TA about a mechanics homework problem, and analyzes one gesture that was particularly significant to the conversation.

Published September 9, 2004
Last Modified May 11, 2012

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