References: Gestures

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Alibali, M. W., & DiRusso, A. A. (1999). The function of gesture in learning to count: More than keeping track. Cognitive Development, 14(1), 37-56.

Cook, S.W., Duffy, R.G., & Fenn, K.M. (2013). Consolidation and transfer of learning after observing hand gesture. Child Development, 84(6), pp. 1863-1871.

Hostetter, A. B., Bieda, K., Alibali, A. W., Nathan, M. J., & Knuth, E. J. (2006). Don't just tell them, show them! Teachers can intentionally alter their instructional gestures. In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.) Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1523-1528). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Koumoutsakis, T., Church, R. B., Alibali, M. W., Singer, M., & Ayman-Nolley, S. (2016). Gesture in instruction: Evidence from live and video lessons. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 40(4), 301-315.

Morin, A. (2015, May 7). 8 working memory boosters [Blog post].

Richland, L.E. (2015). Cross-Cultural differences in linking gestures during instructional analogies. Cognition and Instruction, 33(4), 295-321.

Willis, J. (2006). Research-based strategies to ignite student learning. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.