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Complexity theory and the philosophy of education

Author: Mark Mason; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.
Series: Educational Philosophy and Theory Special Issues.
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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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Complexity theory and the philosophy of education.
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2008
(DLC) 2008027427
(OCoLC)233591829
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Mason; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9781444307351 1444307355 1444307363 9781444307368
OCLC Number: 352829642
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 239 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Notes on Contributors; Foreword: Complexity and knowledge systems; 1 Complexity Theory and the Philosophy of Education; 2 Educational Philosophy and the Challenge of Complexity Theory; 3 What Is Complexity Theory and What Are Its Implications for Educational Change?; 4 Complexity and Education: Vital simultaneities; 5 Three Generations of Complexity Theories: Nuances and ambiguities; 6 Re-reading Dewey through the Lens of Complexity Science, or: On the creative logic of education; 7 Foucault as Complexity Theorist: Overcoming the problems of classical philosophical analysis.
Series Title: Educational Philosophy and Theory Special Issues.
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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