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Student Perceptions of Teachers’ Nonverbal and Verbal Communication: A Comparison of Best and Worst Professors across Six Cultures


This study focuses on students from six countries and what forms of communication they have perceived as efficient and non-efficient when pertaining to professors.

Key Points

  • Across cultures the best professors were perceived to have the following:
    • More nonverbal expressiveness
    • Relaxed movement
    • In-class conversation
    • Out of class communication

Discussion Questions

  1. What, as students, is percieved as the most effective way to communicate for professors?
  2. What other expcetations do students have for their professors and how can these be implemented in the classroom?

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