Teachable Moment and Chaos

January 29, 2005

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK BASED ON CHAOS THEORY FOR ORGANIZING TEACHER RESPONSES TO TEACHABLE MOMENTS

ORDER

NEAR

EDGE

COMPLEX

EDGE

CHAOS

TEACHER

RESPONSES

Suppressive

Opportune

Sustainably Poised

Over-Responsive

TEACHING

OBJECTIVE

Teach

Lesson

Teach

Children

Teach

Each Other

Teach

Self

LEARNING

Imposed

Redirected

Co-created

Incidental

MOTIVATION

Extrinsic

Relevant

Flow

Amusement

LESSON

Planned

Adjusted

Emergent

Unintentional

CURRICULM

Required

Hidden

Transformative

Unrestricted

LEADERSHIP

Authoritarian

Authoritative

Participatory

Permissive

TEACHER

POWER

Dominant

Power

Reasonable

Power

Shared

Power

Recessive

Power

STUDENT

PLEASURE

Restricted

Pleasure

Conditional

Pleasure

Unconditional

Pleasure

Unrestricted

Pleasure

LEARNING

COMMUNITY

Power-Based

Reason-Based

Unity-Based

Pleasure-Based

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