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Classroom Dynamics

Both teachers and students handle the dynamics of classroom interaction through interpreting actions and communicating perceived meaning. Characteristics of these dynamics are highlighted in the concept of contingency of interaction and through the relationship of technology and interaction. Classroom dynamics is an effect of interaction. Interaction is a sequence of individual actions that are modified subsequent to the actions of others. Interaction can be conceptualized as a complex system that is agent based, nonlinear, and path dependent. Individual agents have the capacity to act independently and based on their own choice. In the classroom context, interaction takes place between teacher and student. In this context, individual actions are delimited by the roles of the teacher and the student that create specific expectations and restrict independence ...

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