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Master Thesis

Les interactions élèves-enseignant avec le port du masque

Abstract : The aim of this dissertation is to try to find some tips for teachers in order to communicate more efficiently in their classroom, in this COVID-19 pandemic period, during which we have to wear masks. Many masks are opaque, however other solutions have recently appeared like clear masks for example. The question is : what is the impact of clear masks use on the interactions between the teacher and his/her students ? The literature review enables us to figure out the communicational bias linked to the use of masks (particularly opaque ones), as they cover the lower part of the face and modify the sounds we produce. I have been able to lead different experiments in class in order to compare the two types of masks (opaque and transparent ones) : sound level registration, phonology activities (sounds dictations) and children interviews. Overall, results are similar when it comes to comprehension and the ability to focus, from the children side. Nevertheless, the clear mask might be more user-friendly (we can better identify faces' expressions, especially the positive ones) and might facilitate lip reading for specific activities. If clear masks can be seen as a promising solution, do not forget that simple rules can improve the way we communicate with others : speak more slowly and distinctly, rephrase and use gestures.
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Fabienne Voillot. Les interactions élèves-enseignant avec le port du masque. Education. 2021. ⟨dumas-03579956⟩



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