Implications of an Assumption

I tried to connect a thought to an assumption and failed before, but now I have a question that arose whole considering one of Strauss’ assumptions (#15)

“[A] joint action cannot be resolved into a common or same type of behavior on the part of participants. Each . . . necessarily occupies a different position, acts from that position, and engages in a separate and distinctive act.” (Blumer 1969, p. 70 as quoted in Strauss 1993 p. 40)

From an instructional standpoint that leads me to question when it is appropriate or necessary to distinguish between the learning of different participants in a social learning environment and how that distinction could best be made.

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David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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