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A Preliminary Study of the Orderliness of University Student Note-Taking Practices [chapter]

Andrei Korbut
2018 Studien zur Schul- und Bildungsforschung  
Note-taking is an ordinary, common student practice at universities, which is rapidly changing under the influx of electronic technologies for recording and storing audio and visual educational materials . However, little attention has been paid to the actual organization of note-taking . This chapter presents an ethnomethodological study of the real-world orderliness of note-taking . It shows that note-taking is a collaborative production of teachers and students: students take into account
more » ... ake into account the details of teacher's speech and gestures while teachers adjust their lecturing activities to the visible actions of note-taking students . The analysis, based primarily on the data from lectures for undergraduate students in a Russian university, shows that note-taking practices are interwoven into the choreography of classroom interaction, the local history of student learning, and the knowledge certification practices at universities . The preliminary description of the details of local material practices of note production and usage lays the foundation for the analysis of note-taking as a routinely organized and organizational situated activity .
doi:10.1007/978-3-658-21246-9_6 fatcat:ne2pbiawkvehvk4yxrumpgejsm