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Råman, Joonas (2018). The Organization of Transitions between Observing and Teaching in the Budo Class [72 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 19(1), Art. 5,

The organization of transitions between observing and teaching in the budo class

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Author: Råman, Joonas1
Organizations: 1English Philology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Free University of Berlin, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-07-02


This article is an illustration of the multimodal way in which judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu teachers manage activity transitions from observing the students to teaching them. The data is collected from three beginner-level judo classes, filmed in Finland in autumn 2013, and two intermediary level Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes, filmed in Finland in autumn 2015. Different communicative moves employed by the teachers are examined through multimodal conversation analysis, and the sequential organization of these moves is presented in the analysis. The way participation changes, and is changed, during these transition sequences is also discussed. The findings indicate that these transition sequences are deeply multimodal and collaborative by nature. The teacher may be pedagogically responsible for the class, but the in-situ management of the transitions is largely dependent on the students and their embodied conduct.

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Series: Forum. Qualitative social research
ISSN: 1438-5627
ISSN-E: 1438-5627
ISSN-L: 1438-5627
Volume: 19
Issue: 1
Pages: 1 - 28
DOI: 10.17169/fqs-19.1.2657
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
5141 Sociology
315 Sport and fitness sciences
616 Other humanities
6121 Languages
Copyright information: Copyright (c) 2017 Joonas Tapio Råman. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.