Classroom interaction Kristian Mortensen This project investigates participation in the language classroom, which has a substantial research tradition. The interest in participation rests on two assumptions: first, the notion of participation has been associated with students’ verbal and vocal conduct and it is assumed that getting access to turn-at-talk is essential for language learning. Second,
Flight instruction and training Maurice Nevile This research is new in 2016, and is conducted in collaboration with a US colleague (Dr Bill Tuccio). It examines data of inflight interaction between instructors and student pilots, and is concerned generally with how people are taught and learn to use complex technologies in mobile environments. It seeks
Forklift driver training and certification Dennis Day, Kristian Mortensen, Maurice Nevile, and Johannes Wagner This project involves collaboration with a local forklift training school, and explores how drivers of different levels of knowledge and experience are instructed and learn to drive forklift trucks in a simulated warehouse environment. Areas of interest include: how drivers give
Objects and performance Spencer Hazel (2015) This line of investigation concerns the enactment of objects within theatrical performance, including their transformation from material resource to prop to socially situated object within a staged scene. The study adopts an interaction analytic approach to investigate how theatre practitioners e.g. explore, discover, negotiate, learn and reproduce such representations of interaction.