“You are contagious”: Paper by Dr Anne Smith

Dr Anne Smith as published a new Open Access article in the Scenario journal, entitled “You are contagious”: The Role of the Facilitator in Fostering Self-Efficacy in Learners.

The article identifies kinaesthetic approaches to facilitating a learner in role, which help to lower the affective filter, and support learner progression in a mixed ability group. It examines the role the body plays in accelerating the creation of a supportive group dynamic, and where it can support and interfere with the likelihood of applying the language and confidence developed in real life.