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Inquiries of the body: Novice questions and the instructable observability of endodontic scenes
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (CLIP)
2014 (English)In: Discourse Studies, ISSN 1461-4456, E-ISSN 1461-7080, Vol. 16, no 2, 271-294 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores questions posed by students in response to live video broadcasts of dental treatments. The aim of the study is to show and discuss the reflexive relationship between the questions, what they were occasioned by and how they are responded to. Procedures and anatomical features, that for the seminar leader are unproblematically seen in endodontic terms, repeatedly present problems for the students. Visible but unrecognized shifts in the dentist’s work, for instance, provide occasions for questions of the form ‘What is he doing now?’. In the midst of an ongoing procedure, questions tend to be formulated as noticings that elicit instruction either about some detail of the dentist’s actions or about what a generic ‘one should’ or ‘should not do’, what ‘frequently’ happens and so on. It is shown, however, that the movement between specific here-and-now features on the one hand and more general issues on the other characterizes the entire scope of the relevant material, particularly because the seminar leaders’ answers tend to place even minute details within more general endodontic considerations.

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2014. Vol. 16, no 2, 271-294 p.
Keyword [en]
video, ethnomethodology, Conversation analysis, questions, dentist education
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Pedagogy Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Dentistry Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221597DOI: 10.1177/1461445613514672ISI: 000333486000007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-221597DiVA: diva2:709675
Available from: 2014-04-02 Created: 2014-04-02 Last updated: 2014-05-12Bibliographically approved

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