Netherlands, Groningen

Analyzing Classroom Interactions

when 8 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 255

Learning, inside and outside schools, happens in interaction between children and their teachers, parents, and peers. It takes human interaction to learn to talk, to do math, to collaborate and to learn autonomously. Research on educational interactions has grown tremendously in the past decade. It reveals important insights for educational improvement. This summer school will offer a broad range of methods to capture and analyse classroom interactions.

The University of Groningen is a pioneer in its dedication to interactional data, including the departments of Developmental Psychology, Educational Sciences, Special Needs Education and Youth Care at the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and department of Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts. In this summer school, we will bring together the methodological expertise from the University of Groningen, as well as national and international colleagues, providing you with the opportunity to learn about different approaches and methods used within the paradigm of educational interactions.

Course leader

Dr. Elisa Kupers, Faculty Behavioral and Social Sciences
Dr. Mayra Mascareño, Faculty Behavioral and Social Sciences
Dr. Naomi de Ruiter, Faculty UCG
Dr. Myrte Gosen, Faculty of Arts
Prof. dr. Tom Koole, Faculty of Arts

Target group

The summer school is primarily intended for graduate students to early career researchers, but will be open to advanced undergraduate students who are willing to take on an inspiring challenge.

No specific prior knowledge or experience is required. Undergraduate students will need to have already acquired 120 ECTS in their bachelor programme. It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Course aim

After this course you will be able to:

- describe the theoretical underpinnings of micro-analytic research on classroom interactions
- formulate your own research questions
- set up a design for research on classroom interactions
- analyze data on classroom interactions using state-of-the-art techniques

Fee info

EUR 255: The fee (€ 255) includes lunches, coffee breaks, and a social programme (welcoming drinks, guided tour through Groningen, group dinner).