Since the 1960s, researchers have been demonstrating the power of teacher approval on the behaviour of students. Despite the huge amount of research in English-speaking countries the natural rates of approval and disapproval had never been investigated in Italian schools. The aims of this study were: (a) to examine the proportionality of different types of verbal feedback used by teachers; (b) to examine the relationship between teachers use of verbal feedback and the behaviour of students. A total of 314 observations in schools were conducted. As regards teacher verbal behaviour: we found that both approval and disapproval rates per minute declined and neutral verbal behaviour (instructions, expositions, explanations) increased as the age of the pupils increases. There was a clear difference between primary school and secondary school teachers.

Natural Rates of Teachers' Approval and Disapproval in Italian Primary and Secondary Schools Classroom / Sulla, Francesco; Armenia, Eusebia; Rollo, Dolores. - STAMPA. - (2019), pp. 335-342. [10.1007/978-3-030-15277-2]

Natural Rates of Teachers' Approval and Disapproval in Italian Primary and Secondary Schools Classroom

Francesco Sulla;Eusebia Armenia;Dolores Rollo
2019-01-01

Abstract

Since the 1960s, researchers have been demonstrating the power of teacher approval on the behaviour of students. Despite the huge amount of research in English-speaking countries the natural rates of approval and disapproval had never been investigated in Italian schools. The aims of this study were: (a) to examine the proportionality of different types of verbal feedback used by teachers; (b) to examine the relationship between teachers use of verbal feedback and the behaviour of students. A total of 314 observations in schools were conducted. As regards teacher verbal behaviour: we found that both approval and disapproval rates per minute declined and neutral verbal behaviour (instructions, expositions, explanations) increased as the age of the pupils increases. There was a clear difference between primary school and secondary school teachers.
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Natural Rates of Teachers' Approval and Disapproval in Italian Primary and Secondary Schools Classroom / Sulla, Francesco; Armenia, Eusebia; Rollo, Dolores. - STAMPA. - (2019), pp. 335-342. [10.1007/978-3-030-15277-2]
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