Blurring faces in pictures: GIMP

Many classroom interaction researchers struggle with blurring their participants’ faces in the images that will be used for publications and presentations. I am sure there are thousands of easier ways, but I use GIMP, a free image editing software that works both on MAC and Windows. I created a gif explaining the process. I hopeContinue reading “Blurring faces in pictures: GIMP”

Corrective feedback: an angel or an angle?

Do you remember the first time a teacher corrected something you said in a classroom? I do. I was 12. It was a Mathematics lesson in Gemlik (Bursa, Turkey) that was being taught in English. The teacher had asked a question. I do not remember, though, what it was exactly about. I raised my hand,Continue reading “Corrective feedback: an angel or an angle?”

Classroom-based Conversation Analytic Research

Our edited volume (w/ Silvia Kunitz and Numa Markee) “Classroom-based conversation analytic research: theoretical and applied perspectives on pedagogy” is now out! You can order the book using this link, or read it online on Springer’s webpage. The book brings together prominent classroom interaction researchers from all over the world and addresses classroom-based CA researchContinue reading “Classroom-based Conversation Analytic Research”

Reflection, #ONL202 Topic 4: Supporting students in online and blended learning environments

Language teachers are, according to some, cursed when it comes to online and blended learning. Many language teachers cannot fully focus on the “message” an online text written by a student gives, without an eye on linguistic accuracy. Some teachers who design online courses fall into the temptation of correcting all language mistakes in students’Continue reading “Reflection, #ONL202 Topic 4: Supporting students in online and blended learning environments”

Reflection, #ONL202 Topic 3: Learning in communities

I first learned about the concept of “Communities of Practice” (Lave and Wenger 1991) while I was reading John Hellermann’s (2008) influential book on classroom language learning. Considering a group of learners as a community of practice and applying this idea to understand how the students learn as a community in a classroom have beenContinue reading “Reflection, #ONL202 Topic 3: Learning in communities”

Two data sessions at Mälardalen University, 24 January

Originally posted on Mälardalen INteraction & Didactics (MIND) Research Group:
MIND is organizing two data sessions on the 24th of January, Friday, with Søren Wind Eskildsen (University of Southern Denmark), Niina Lilja (Tampere University) and Silvia Kunitz (Stockholm University/Karlstad University). The sessions will take place at Mälardalen University (Västerås campus). Please see below for…