International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Volume (3), No (1), Year (2016-4) , Pages (270-279)

Title : ( The Impacts of Open and Closed Postures on EFL Learners’ Perceptions of Class Activity )

Authors: Mohammad Zabetipour , Reza Pishghadam ,

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In today’s communicative approach-based EFL classrooms, class activity has always been of high importance. Accordingly, the study of the ways by which EFL learners’ performance can be affected is also crucial. Keeping this in mind, although the role of bodily behaviors in interpersonal interactions, communication and teaching is more or less investigated, few studies have been done to investigate if bodily behaviors have any intrapersonal impact. Thus, this study aims to investigate whether open and closed postures have impact on EFL learners’ perceptions of class activity. To this end, 15 male Iranian EFL students were assigned to open and closed postures in six 90-minute sessions. The data were gathered through making use of participants’ self-reports. The qualitative analysis of self-reports demonstrated that bodily postures can influence learners’ perceptions with open postures associated with more positive perceptions of class activity while closed postures were associated with negative perceptions of class activity.

Keywords

, Class Activity, Closed posture, High power posture, Low power posture, Open
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author = {Zabetipour, Mohammad and Pishghadam, Reza},
title = {The Impacts of Open and Closed Postures on EFL Learners’ Perceptions of Class Activity},
journal = {International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies},
year = {2016},
volume = {3},
number = {1},
month = {April},
issn = {2356-5926},
pages = {270--279},
numpages = {9},
keywords = {Class Activity; Closed posture; High power posture; Low power posture; Open posture.},
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%T The Impacts of Open and Closed Postures on EFL Learners’ Perceptions of Class Activity
%A Zabetipour, Mohammad
%A Pishghadam, Reza
%J International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies
%@ 2356-5926
%D 2016

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