A1 Journal article (refereed)
“Can do!” Teacher Promotion of Optimism in Response to Student Failure Expectation Expressions in Classroom Discourse (2020)


Vehkakoski, T. (2020). “Can do!” Teacher Promotion of Optimism in Response to Student Failure Expectation Expressions in Classroom Discourse. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 64 (3), 408-424. doi:10.1080/00313831.2019.1570547


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Vehkakoski, Tanja

Journal or series: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research

ISSN: 0031-3831

eISSN: 1470-1170

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 64

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 408-424

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2019.1570547

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available


Abstract

This study offers detailed observational analyses of how teachers use optimism as an instructional resource when responding to students’ failure expectation displays in classroom situations. The results were based on video-recordings of 25 lessons in two Finnish part-time special education settings, analysed by means of applied conversation analysis. The results showed that the teachers boosted optimism by inverting students’ negative utterances, giving examples of successful experiences of peers, offering praise for students’ earlier performance or focusing on problems through instructional support. The study underlines the importance of addressing and elaborating students’ negative learning-related self-assessments in classroom interactions.


Keywords: teacher-pupil relationship; classroom work; encouragement; conversation analysis

Free keywords: teacher optimism; failure expectation; assessment; classroom interaction


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2


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