One of the most famous facts of behavioral science comes from Albert Mehrabian who
suggested that up to 93% part of a communicated message is conveyed not through words but
through nonverbal behavior. Moreover, as most of the nonverbal behavior is involuntary, it
represents a person’s emotional state more authentically.
Ironically, all of us get taught for years to interpret the verbal component but hardly anyone gets scientifically trained on interpreting the nonverbal behavior. Learning this skill is even more important for educators because it has potential to improve ‘teacher‐student connect’ as well as enhance ‘student‐engagement’ in the process of education.
In this enriching yet interesting session, let’s rise beyond shallow body‐language concepts, and learn the essential points on ‘how to understand emotions of a student through their facial expressions’ based on the interconnections between ‘emotions and expressions’ from the perspective of ‘neuroscience and psychology’.