Using Gestures to Teach
Verbs
Alexandra Shea
06/02/15
ENGL 382
Quarles
• Netherlands
• 49 students
• 18 male 31 female
• Not bilingual
• 24 Verbs
• 3 sets of 8 verbs
• Abstract
• Locomotion
• M...
Different Gestures
Results
• Children with good vocabulary skills had higher
learning outcomes in enactment than verbal
definition
• Children...
Sources
de Nooijer, J. A., Gog, T. v., Paas, F., & Zwaan, R. A.
(2014). Words in action. Gesture, 14(1), 46-69.
Sources
de Nooijer, J. A., Gog, T. v., Paas, F., & Zwaan, R. A.
(2014). Words in action. Gesture, 14(1), 46-69.
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  1. 1. Using Gestures to Teach Verbs Alexandra Shea 06/02/15 ENGL 382 Quarles
  2. 2. • Netherlands • 49 students • 18 male 31 female • Not bilingual • 24 Verbs • 3 sets of 8 verbs • Abstract • Locomotion • Manipulation
  3. 3. Different Gestures
  4. 4. Results • Children with good vocabulary skills had higher learning outcomes in enactment than verbal definition • Children with poor vocabulary didn’t benefit as well as they thought. • Children with poor vocabulary couldn’t gesture abstract verbs.
  5. 5. Sources de Nooijer, J. A., Gog, T. v., Paas, F., & Zwaan, R. A. (2014). Words in action. Gesture, 14(1), 46-69.
  6. 6. Sources de Nooijer, J. A., Gog, T. v., Paas, F., & Zwaan, R. A. (2014). Words in action. Gesture, 14(1), 46-69.

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