Groningen, Netherlands

Analyzing Classroom Interactions

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 9 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 100

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.

Building on a unique combination of different disciplinary perspectives, this summer school will appeal to students and early career researchers with an interest, and potentially data, in interaction and learning; it will also welcome applicants without any previous training in the subject, who are interested in exploring classroom interaction as a subject for the continuation of their academic career. 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.


During the summer school, you will have a chance to attend and take active part in lectures and workshops from leading experts. Techniques that will be addressed range from gathering and coding interactional data, to analyzing these data using qualitative and quantitative methods. Bringing in your own data for analysis and discussion is highly encouraged.

To ensure the interactivity of our summer school in an online format, the lectures will be pre-recorded. This way, there is more time for active workshops during the day alternated with other kinds of interactive meetings. Hopefully, this will also offer opportunities for participants from all over the globe to attend (parts of) the summer school.

Course leader

Dr. Elisa Kupers, Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Dr. Mayra Mascareno, Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Dr. Naomi de Ruiter, Faculty of UCG
Dr. Myrte Gosen, 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.

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

Credits info

A participation certificate can be arranged upon request to the coordinators. When submitting the request, participants should explicitly indicate if they did not attend one or more sessions.

Fee info

EUR 100: regular registration fee
EUR 50: reduced fee. NOTE: we have 4 spaces for a reduced-fee registration. If you would like to be considered for a reduced fee, please submit a short motivation in your application.

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