class method

class method

(programming)
A kind of method, available in some object-oriented programming languages, that operates on the class as a whole, as opposed to an object method that operates on an object that is an instance of the class.

A typical example of a class method would be one that keeps a count of the number of objects of that class that have been created.
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He said that the students in treatment group who were taught through cooperating learning outperformed the students in control group who were taught through traditional whole class method.
6] test cases (729 test cases) manually following the equivalence class method.
The process is a set of transitions from one class method to different class method [1], [9].
It allows the court to certify a class where common questions of law or fact predominate, where the class method of adjudication is superior to other methods, and where the class is manageable.
Sub-Activity Create class method analyses Actor's Processes and Informational Activities, and creates for these objects separate methods.
Jon Bergmann, advisory board member for TED-Ed, is also one of the pioneers of the flipped class method, in which teachers assign short video lectures as homework and have students do assignments in class, with their teachers present to answer questions.
Chapters illustrate basic theorems of abstract scattering theory, particularly their application to the perturbation of differential operators with constant coefficients and to the analysis of the trace class method.
Diaz refers to the assumption as untenable, simply because it is impossible to determine whether one class method is better than another without first agreeing on the criteria for such a determination.
The keyword static indicates that the method is h class method, associated with the class rather than object instances.
3) the court finds "that the questions of law or fact common to the members of the class predominate over any questions affecting only individual members, and that a class method is superior to other methods available for the fair and efficient adjudication of a controversy.
Susan Patrick, CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, says the flipped class method has the potential to improve personalization of instruction and increase student-teacher interaction and peer-to-peer learning.
The IT facilities are there but usually in the form of one laptop per class which is used to display material for the whole class on a screen, mimicking the whole class method of the teacher.