Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)
Effectiveness of class room interaction at secondary levels in the light of flander's interaction analysis
Author(s): Dr. SK Kaushal
Abstract: Interaction between teacher arid students is an essential part of teaching learning process. An educationist, Flander originally developed an instrument called Flander Interaction Analysis (FIA). FIA system was designed to categorize the types and quantity of verbal interaction in the classroom and to plot the information on a matrix so that it could be analyzed and interpreted. The results gave a picture as to who was talking in the classroom, how much and kind of talking that took place. This system consists of ten categories, namely, accepting feelings, praising or encouraging, using ideas of students, asking questions, lecturing, giving directions, criticizing or justifying student talk-response, student talk-initiation and silence or confusion. FIA became a widely used coding system to analyze and improve teacher- student interaction pattern. Perhaps few studies have been carried out regarding classroom interaction in India on this vital aspect of teaching learning process. The main objective of the proposed study was to explore effectiveness of classroom interaction at Secondary levels in southern Haryana of India using Flander's Interaction Analysis system. This study was significant because its findings and conclusions may stimulate teachers to improve their teaching behaviour in order to maximize students learning.