|Editor||P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell, Lifelong Learning and Active Citizenship|
This paper presents our exploratory study results about the role of gender in verbal interactions between students and trainers (of both genders) in higher education in France. In France, there are a lot of studies regarding the interactions in the classroom according to gender in primary and secondary schools, but little concerning higher education. That’s why we became interested in training staff practices with adults and we began an ’experimental’ study by observing verbal interactions according to gender in the classroom with the trainers and students at the University of Montpellier III.