Mirrored movements : how experts and novices coordinate understanding through embodied action

dc.contributor.advisorKeating, Elizabeth Lillian
dc.creatorSosnoff, Katherine L.
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-18T23:23:50Z
dc.date.available2021-08-18T23:23:50Z
dc.date.issued2004-08-16
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I explore coordinated body movements and the ways in which participants in a learning activity organize that activity through use of the body. Much investigation has gone into the role of speech in interactive settings, but less is known about how the movements of the body contribute to the processes of maintaining joint attention, focusing and orienting participants, or regulating the flow of an activity. Mirrored behavior, in which one person’s movement of body, head or hand is paired with similar movements by another participant, correlates with participants’ alignment not just to one another but also to the activity underway. I argue that there are eight important ways that participants use coordinated body movements and accompanying speech to orient to and regulate the computer learning activity. These include 1) completing a task, 2) explaining the program at a conceptual level, 3) expressing understanding, 4) seeing something new, 5) orienting and focusing, 6) seeking help, 7) bidding for control of the mouse, and 8) inquiring about state of mind. Through the complex coordination of movement and speech participants jointly alter the path of the ongoing activityen_US
dc.description.departmentAnthropologyen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/87053
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/14003
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden_US
dc.subjectMirrored movementsen_US
dc.subjectExpert-novice interactionsen_US
dc.titleMirrored movements : how experts and novices coordinate understanding through embodied actionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US

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