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Learning–testing process in classroom: An empirical simulation model

Computers & Education Volume 52, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This paper presents an empirical micro-simulation model of the teaching and the testing process in the classroom (Programs and sample data are available – the actual names of pupils have been hidden). It is a non-econometric micro-simulation model describing informational behaviors of the pupils, based on the observation of the pupils’ communication behavior during lessons and tests. The representation of the knowledge process is very simplified. However, we tried to study the involvements of individual motivation, capability and relationship with other pupils of each pupil, to compare them to the new-classical (and keynesian) and Austrian information and knowledge theoretical results. It is a first step and future development should concern expectation behaviors and dynamics. This paper aims too to give, we hope so, some criteria of pupils’ rationality in the classroom.


Buda, R. (2009). Learning–testing process in classroom: An empirical simulation model. Computers & Education, 52(1), 177-187. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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