What Are The Flanders Category Rules For Observation For Recording or Decoding

Flanders Interaction Analysis b.ed Notes

The Flanders category approach contains a number of observational guidelines that must be followed in order for an observation to be successful. The spectator must keep these guidelines in mind. These guidelines aid in upholding uniformity and consistency in observations.

These rules are as follows:

  • Rule 1: If several categories appear within a 3-second window, the observer should select the category that is numerically furthest away from category 5. (but not category 10). The observer should write two categories if he is unsure of whether the item falls under 2 or 3.
  • Rule 2: The observer should refrain from expressing his own opinions.
  • Rule 3: All active categories should be reported if more than one is present for a period of three seconds. The same serial number should be repeated in the next 3 seconds if the category does not change after 3 seconds.
  • Rule 4: If there is quiet for more than three seconds, it should be noted under category No. 10.
  • Rule 5: The observer must add a fourth category when the instructor addresses a kid by name.
  • Rule 6: When a student’s response is repeated by the instructor and the response is correct, category No. 2 is noted. This serves as encouragement or reward by letting the pupil know that his response is correct.
  • Rule 7: Category No. 3 behaviour is when a teacher listens to a student and accepts his thoughts during a conversation.
  • Rule 8: Phrases like “All is well,” “yeah,” “yah,” “hum,” “alright,” etc. go under group No. 2. (Encouragement)
  • Rule 9: If a teacher cracks jokes while not directly addressing any students, this behaviour falls under category No. 2. But if he cracks a joke meant for a specific student, then falls under category No. 7.
  • Rule 10: The serial number of category-8 is recorded when all students reply collectively to a very brief inquiry.