Reflexión académica sobre temáticas relacionadas con la Ingeniería
The so-called nonverbal communication comprehends the messages conveyed through gestures, manners, postures and space’s usage; these messages are called “non-verbal signs”. The author presents her
reflections about the importance of this type of communication inside classroom, to promote a warm and motivating learning environment. Referring the leading researchers in this field and showing their most
relevant findings, the paper also emphasizes on the contributions of kinetics, proxemics and chronemics to the study of the messages sent by the body. We point ahead some nonverbal behaviors that teachers
should avoid in class, and how they can achieve assertive communication through their body movements. Finally, it mentions some aspects that improve interaction between teacher and his students, from the nonverbal communication point of view.
nonverbal communication, kinetics, proxemics, interaction, teachers, students