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The Power and Possibilities of Physiological Data to Explore Students' and Teachers' Experiences

Sun, April 19, 8:15 to 9:45am, Virtual Room

Session Type: Symposium


This session reports on studies from the US, Germany, and the Netherlands that use physiological data (e.g., electrodermal activity and heart rate measures) to develop our understanding of students’ and teachers’ experiences in teaching and learning interactions. Physiological data can supplement other data sources by providing evidence about an individual’s experiences that the individual may not be conscious of or may not remember. New technologies allow for the collection of physiological data in real-time interactions. Nevertheless, methodological and logistical challenges remain. In this session, we report recent advancements and developments in the use of physiological data in research on learning and teaching, and raise conceptual questions regarding the connection between physiological measures, stress, and emotions.

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