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Complexity theory and the philosophy of education

Author: Mark Mason
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of scholarly essays, Complexity Theory and the Philosophy of Education provides an accessible theoretical introduction to the topic of complexity theory while considering its broader implications for educational change.: Explains the contributions of complexity theory to philosophy of education, curriculum, and educational research; Brings together new research by an international team of contributors;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Mason
ISBN: 9781405180429 1405180420
OCLC Number: 233591829
Description: xiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword: Complexity and knowledge systems / Michael A. Peters --
1. Complexity theory and the philosophy of education / Mark Mason --
2. Educational philosophy and the challenge of complexity theory / Keith Morrison --
3. What is complexity theory and what are its implications for educational change? / Mark Mason --
4. Complexity and education: vital simultaneities / Brent Davis --
5. Three generations of complexity theories: nuances and ambiguities / Michel Alhadeff-Jones --
6. Re-reading Dewey through the lens of complexity science, or: on the creative logic of education / Inna Semetsky --
7. Foucault as complexity theorist: overcoming the problems of classical philosophical analysis / Mark Olssen --
8. Complex systems and educational change: towards a new research agenda / Jay L. Lemke and Nora H. Sabelli --
9. Human research and complexity theory / James Horn --
10. Complexity and truth in educational research / Mike Radford --
11. 'Knowledge must be contextual': some possible implications of complexity and dynamic systems theories for educational research / Tamsin Haggis --
12. Complexity and educational research: a critical reflection / Lesley Kuhn --
13. Complexity and the culture of curriculum / William E. Doll --
14. From representation to emergence: complexity's challenge to the epistemology of schooling / Deborah Osberg, Gert Biesta and Paul Cilliers --
15. Educating consciousness through literary experiences / Dennis Sumara, Rebecca Luce-Kapler and Tammy Iftody --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Mason.
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Why is the education system so resistant to change? How does change in education occur? When change does happen, what does it take to make it sustainable? Social scientists, and social and education  Read more...

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