Atomic Patterns representation

The representation is an extension of a task swimlane representing actors, social levels and tasks. However, the central notion that enables the usefulness of these diagrams to represent orchestration is that of ''atomic pattern''. Atomic patterns (represented by small beads clustered around each of the activities/tasks/phases) are small-grained, recurrent elements of teacher practice (extracted from actual practice), using the available classroom elements to further their pedagogical goal, within the restrictions of the (authentic) classroom setting (discipline, assessment needs, curriculum...). Examples can be seen in the figure below: "use the digital whiteboard to exemplify", "on-the-fly assessment", "disable anonymity in the collaborative tool", "disallow collaborative tool usage to focus kids' attention", etc.

Multiple variants of this representation are possible, the one on the left is just one possible example.

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