Classroom Model with Learning Assistants

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Default-person Andrew McDevitt (Author)

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education 

"Instructors can model their classroom environments"

Tagged by Andrew McDevitt almost 2 years ago

students 

"Students learn in the context of a classroom"

Tagged by Andrew McDevitt almost 2 years ago

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extensions [nw]

globals []
breed [Students Student]
breed [LAs LA]
breed [Instructors Instructor]

Students-own [seated? learned-geom-la learned-geom learned-errn learned-ws learned-lect raised-hand?]
LAs-own [moving? teaching? LA-teach-abiliy LA-hand-seek]
Instructors-own [moving? teaching? I-teach-ability I-hand-seek]
patches-own [available?]

undirected-link-breed [geomets geomet]
undirected-link-breed [randos rando]
undirected-link-breed[socials social]

to setup ;Primary setup procedure. Creates turtles and assigns them to available seats
  clear-turtles clear-links
  let student-patches patches with [pcolor = red ]
  let la-patches patches with [pcolor = green ]
  ask la-patches [set available? true]
  let inst-patches patches with [pcolor = blue ]
  ask inst-patches [set available? true
  ]
  Geom n-Students stu-radius
  ER-RN p-errn
  WS k-ws p-ws
  create-LAs n-learning_assistants [
  setxy random-xcor random-ycor
  set shape "person graduate"
  set color blue
  set teaching? false
  set LA-hand-seek one-of Students with [raised-hand? = TRUE]
  ]
  ;Move LAs to unoccupied green patch
  ask LAs with [not teaching?][
     move-to one-of la-patches with [available?]
    set available? false
    ]
  ;Prep green pataches for LA return
   ask la-patches [set available? true]

  create-Instructors 1 [
  setxy random-xcor random-ycor
  set shape "person doctor"
  set color black
  set teaching? false
  ]
  ask Instructors with [not teaching?][
     move-to one-of inst-patches with [available?]
      set available? false
    ]
  reset-ticks
end 

to go ;Primary go procedure. Has students "learn" and then stops when all student networks have "learned"

  ;; stop the model if no one is left to learn
 if (not any? Students with [not (learned-geom and learned-errn and learned-ws and learned-lect and learned-geom-la)])[
    reset-learning
     ;Move LAs to unoccupied green patch
    let la-patches patches with [pcolor = green ]
    ask LAs with [not teaching?][
    to-la-patch
    ]
    stop
  ]

;; ask the turtles to learn or not learn randomly
  ask Students with [not learned-geom] [
    learn-geom
  ]
  ask Students with [not learned-errn] [
    learn-errn
  ]
  ask Students with [not learned-ws] [
    learn-ws
  ]
  ask Students with [not learned-lect] [
    learn-lect
  ]
   ask Students with [not learned-geom-la] [
    learn-geom-la
  ]
  move-la
  tick
end 


;;Procedures listed alphabetically

to-report classroom ;Select png file (need to be located in same directroy as model)
  if classroom-type = "GB_Lab" [report "24_lab.png"]
  if classroom-type = "30_Lecture" [report "30_lecture.png"]
  if classroom-type = "240_Lecture" [report "240_lecture.png"]
  if classroom-type = "450_Lecture" [report "450_lecture.png"]
  ;to add more, draw new classroom setup and right-click to export view as .png. Save in same directory as model
end 

to ER-RN [p] ;Sets up Erdős–Rényi Random Network links
  ask Students [
    ask other Students with [who < [who] of myself] [
      if random-float 1 < p [
        create-rando-with myself [set color red]
      ]
    ]
  ]
end 

to Geom [N r] ;Creates students and sets up geometric network links
  let student-patches patches with [pcolor = red ]
  ask student-patches [ set available? true
  ]

  create-Students N [
    setxy random-pycor random-pxcor
    set shape "person student"
    set color white
    set size 1
    set seated? false
    set raised-hand? false
  ]

  ask Students with [not seated?][
     move-to one-of student-patches with [available?]
      set available? false
      set seated? true
    ]

  ask Students [
    create-geomets-with other Students in-radius r [set color green ]
  ]
end 

to import-classroom ;Import classroom button on interface
import-pcolors classroom
end 

to learn-errn ;Specifies how students learn in a random network

  ;;learning based on instructor
 if random-float 1  < self-learn [
   set learned-errn true
  ]

  ;;learning based on peer interaction
  let neighbors-learned link-neighbors with [learned-geom]
  let total-neighbors link-neighbors
  if count total-neighbors > 0 [
    if not learned-errn and random-float 1  <  ( social-influence * (count neighbors-learned / count total-neighbors))[
    set learned-errn true
  ]
  ]
end 

to learn-geom ;Specifies how students learn in a geometiric network

  ;;learning by self
   if random-float 1   < self-learn [
   set learned-geom true
  ]

  ;;learning based on peer interaction
  let neighbors-learned link-neighbors with [learned-geom]
  let total-neighbors link-neighbors
  if count total-neighbors > 0 [
    if not learned-geom and random-float 1  <  ( social-influence * (count neighbors-learned / count total-neighbors))[
    set learned-geom true
  ]
  ]
end 

to learn-geom-la ;Specifies how students learn in a geometiric network

  ;;learning by self
;Consider turning into own procedure since a derivitive of this is used multiple times
   if random-float 1   < self-learn [
   set learned-geom-la true
  ]

  ;;learning based on peer interaction
;Consider turning into own procedure since a derivitive of this is used multiple times
  let neighbors-learned link-neighbors with [learned-geom-la]
  let total-neighbors link-neighbors
  if count total-neighbors > 0 [
    if not learned-geom-la and random-float 1  <  ( social-influence * (count neighbors-learned / count total-neighbors))[
    set learned-geom-la true
  ]
  ]
end 

to learn-lect ;Specifies how students learn if there was just lecture and no other interactions

  ;;learning based on instructor
 if random-float 1  < self-learn [
    set learned-lect true
  ]
end 

to learn-ws ;Specifies how students learn in a small world network

  ;;learning based on instructor
 if random-float 1  < self-learn [
    set learned-ws true
  ]

  ;;learning based on peer interaction
  let neighbors-learned link-neighbors with [learned-ws]
  let total-neighbors link-neighbors
  if count total-neighbors > 0 [
    if not learned-ws and random-float 1  <  ( social-influence * (count neighbors-learned / count total-neighbors))[
    set learned-ws true
  ]
  ]
end 

to move-la ;Prompts LAs to move around class and allows students to learn under learn-geom-la scenario
  ;students raise hands
  ask Students with [learned-geom-la = FALSE]  [if random-exponential 10   < 1 [set raised-hand? true set color black]]
  ;Count number of students with hand raised
  ask LAs [ifelse count Students with [raised-hand? = TRUE] >= 1 [
    ask LAs with [not teaching?][
      ask patch-here [if pcolor = green [set available? TRUE]]
      ifelse count Students with [raised-hand? = TRUE] >= 1 [move-to one-of Students with [raised-hand? = TRUE]][to-la-patch]
    set teaching?  TRUE
    ask students in-radius 1 [
      set raised-hand? FALSE
      set color white
      if random-float 1 < la-teach-ability [set learned-geom-la true]]]]
  [to-la-patch]]

 ; ask Students with [patch-here [pcolor = yellow]][set raised-hand?= FALSE]
  tick-advance random la-tick
  ask LAs with [teaching?][
    set teaching? FALSE
  ]
end 

to-report patch-colour ;Dropdown menu for classroom elements
  if classroom-element = "Seat"   [report red]
  if classroom-element = "Aisle"   [report white]
  if classroom-element = "Podium" [report blue]
  if classroom-element = "LA-seat" [report green]
  if classroom-element = "Erase" [report black]
  report red
end 

to patch-draw ;Draw classroom button on interface
  if mouse-down?     ;; reports true or false to indicate whether mouse button is down
    [
      ;; mouse-xcor and mouse-ycor report the position of the mouse --
      ;; note that they report the precise position of the mouse,
      ;; so you might get a decimal number like 12.3, but "patch"
      ;; automatically rounds to the nearest patch
      ask patch mouse-xcor mouse-ycor
        [ set pcolor patch-colour
          display ]
    ]
end 

to reset-learning ;Resets student-owned learning variables
  ask Students [
    set learned-geom false
    set learned-errn false
    set learned-ws false
    set learned-lect false
    set learned-geom-la false
  ]
  ask links [
      if hide-social-networks [
    hide-link
  ]
  if not hide-social-networks [
    show-link
  ]
  ]
end 

to rewire [p] ;;Part of WS setup
  ask socials [
    let rewired? false
    if (random-float 1) < p
    [
      ;; "a" remains the same
      let Student1 end1
      ;; if "a" is not connected to everybody
      if [ count link-neighbors ] of Student1 < (count Students - 1)
      [
        ;; find a node distinct from node1 and not already a neighbor of node1
        let Student2 one-of Students with [ (self != Student1) and (not link-neighbor? Student1) ]
        ;; wire the new edge
        ask Student1 [ create-social-with Student2 [ set rewired? true ] ]
      ]
    ]
    ;; remove the old edge
    if (rewired?)
    [
      die
    ]
  ]
end 

to to-la-patch ;Causes LAs to move to available LA seats
    let la-patches patches with [pcolor = green]
    move-to one-of la-patches with [available?]
end 

to WS [k p] ;;Sets up Watts Strograth small world network links

  let lis (n-values (K / 2) [ [i] -> i + 1 ])
  ask Students [
    let w who
    foreach lis [ [i] -> create-social-with (Student ((w + i) mod count Students)) ]
  ]
  rewire p
  ask socials [set color blue]
end 



;ALTERNATIVE MOVEMENT PROCEDURES

;to walk-towards-hand
;    face best-way-to LA-hand-seek
;  fd 1
;end

;to-report best-way-to [destination]
  ;; of all the visible route patches, select the ones
  ;; that would take me closer to my destination
;  let visible-patches patches with [ pcolor = white ] in-radius 20
;  let visible-routes visible-patches with [ pcolor = white ]
;  let routes-that-take-me-closer visible-routes with [
;    distance destination < [ distance destination - 1 ] of myself
;  ]
;
;  ifelse any? routes-that-take-me-closer [
    ;; from those route patches, choose the one that is the closest to me
 ;   report min-one-of routes-that-take-me-closer [ distance self ]
 ; ] [
    ;; if there are no nearby routes to my destination
 ;   report destination
 ; ]
;end


;LOST AND BROKEN PROCEDURES

;to la-interact

;    ask LAs with [not teaching?][
;     face one-of patches with [raised-hand? = true and pcolor = red]
;     fd 1
;      ]
;end

;to la-teach
;  ask LAs move-to one-of Students with [raised-hand? = TRUE][tick]
;end

 ;to move-las
 ; ask Students  [if random-exponential 10   < 1 [set raised-hand? true set color black]]
 ; ask LAs with [not teaching?][
    ;face one-of patches with [pcolor = white]
  ;  ifelse patch-here = LA-hand-seek [
  ;    ifelse count Students with [raised-hand? = TRUE] >= 1 [
   ;     set LA-hand-seek  one-of patch-set Students with [raised-hand? = TRUE]
  ;    ]
  ;    [
  ;      set LA-hand-seek  one-of patch-set Students with [raised-hand? = TRUE]
  ;    ]
  ;  ] [
  ;   move-to LA-hand-seek
  ;  ]
 ; ]
  ;tick
;end

;   to en
;     face one-of patches with [pcolor = white]
;    ifelse patch-here = LA-hand-seek [
;      ifelse count Students with [raised-hand? = TRUE] >= 1 [
;        set LA-hand-seek  one-of Students with [raised-hand? = TRUE]
;      ] [
;        set LA-hand-seek  one-of  Students with [raised-hand? = TRUE]
;;      ]
;    ] [
;      walk-towards-hand
;    ]
;
;
;end

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240_lecture.png png 240 person lecture room almost 2 years ago, by Andrew McDevitt Download
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30_lecture.png png 30 person lecture room almost 2 years ago, by Andrew McDevitt Download
450_lecture.png png 450 person lecture room almost 2 years ago, by Andrew McDevitt Download
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