The role of gesture in meaning construction

By Singer, Melissa, Radinsky, Joshua, & Goldman, Susan R., University of Illinois Chicago

Author Email
joshuar@uic.edu
Author Department
Publication:
2008
Type:
Article
Journal
Discourse Processes
ISBN:
Web Site
Volume
45
Issue
Pages
365-386
Peer Reviewed
No
Educational Research
Yes
Description:

This article examines the role of gesture in the shared meaning-making processes of 6th-grade students studying plate tectonics using a data visualization tool; specifically, a geographic information system. Students’ verbal and gestural characterizatio