Teaching and Nonverbal Behavior in the Classroom

  • Elisha Babad
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 21)

What do teachers need to know about nonverbal (NV) behavior and how can they make use of this knowledge in their classrooms? These are the questions guiding this chapter. Central topics and issues in the psychology of nonverbal communication are presented first, followed by a discussion of NV behavior in teacher—student interac tion in the classroom. The latter presentation is divided in two parts — one discussing students' NV behavior (with teachers as detectors), the other focusing on teachers' NV behavior (with students as detectors). The discussion of teachers' NV behavior further distinguishes between “positive” and “negative” phenomena in terms of their effects on students.


Nonverbal Behavior Nonverbal Communication Thin Slice Classroom Management Classroom Climate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisha Babad
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  1. 1.School of EducationHebrew University of JerusalemMt. ScopusIsrael

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