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1. a way of thinking, cultivated mainly by Soviet specialists, which concentrates upon processes as a whole instead of the independent principles of activity or cognitive states as the main unit of research. In this framework, an operation lacking numerical value which orients a living body in the universe- it is basically an operating system consisting of an procedure that helps you to attempt to achieve a behavior in the minimal significant context which offers comprehension of the work of the person or people in connecting with the surroundings. This specific theory stresses an ordered construction of processes, unbiased orientation, the ability to internalize and externalize information, negotiation, and ongoing advancement.

ACTIVITY THEORY: "The activity theory postulates that the regular movements and operations people enter into are practically involuntary and done with thinking."

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