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A critique of creativity and complexity : deconstructing clichés

Author: Donald Ambrose; Bharath Sriraman; Kathleen M Pierce
Publisher: Rotterdam ; Boston : Sense Publishers, [2014] ©2014
Series: Advances in creativity and giftedness, v. 7.
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This book represents a broad, interdisciplinary application of complexity theory to a wide variety of phenomena in general education, STEM education, learner diversity and special education, social emotional development, organizational leadership, urban planning, and the history of philosophy. The contributors provide nuanced analyses of the structures and dynamics of complex adaptive systems in these academic and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Ambrose; Bharath Sriraman; Kathleen M Pierce
ISBN: 9462097712 9789462097711 9789462097728 9462097720
OCLC Number: 892582512
Description: viii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Creative Emergence, Order, and Chaos: Gappling with the Complexity of Complexity Theory/Don Ambrose --
2. Complexity in STEM Processes and Structures --
Learning: Creation or Re-creation? From Constructivism to the Theory of Didactical Situations/Jarmila Novotna & Bernard Sarrazy --
Investigating Mathematical Creativity in Elementary School Through the Lens of Complexity Theory/Ester Levenson --
On the Edge of Chaos: Robots in the Classroom/Steve V. Coxon --
3. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Creative Complexity --
The Ubiquity of the Chaos-Order Continuum: Insights From Diverse Academic Disciplines/Don Ambrose --
Organisational Leadership for Creativity: Thriving at the Edge /Elizabeth Watson --
Complex Regenerative Creativity/Marna Hauk --
Pareto Optimum Efficiency Between Chaos and Order When Seeking Consensus in Urban Planning/Todd Juhasz --
Subjectivity, Objectivity, and the Edge of Chaos/Peter E. Pruim --
4. Creative Educational Frameworks and Initiatives --
Seeking Chaotic Order: The Classroom as a Complex Adaptive System/Don Ambrose --
Expanisive Notions of Coherence and Complexity in Education/Bryant Griffith & Kim Skinner --
Complexity, Patterns, and Creativity/Jeffrey W. Bloom --
A Shakespeare Festival Midwives Complexity/Kathleen M. Pierce --
The Anthropology of Twice Exceptionality: Is Today's Disability Yesterday's (or Tomorrow's) Evolutionary Advantage? A Case Study with ADD/ADHD/Jack Trammell --
Mentoring the Pupal: Professional Induction Along the Chaos-Order Continuum/Kathleen M. Pierce --
5. Social Emotional Dynamics as Complex and Potentially Creative --
Helping Students Respond Creatively to a Complex World/Michelle E. Jordan & Reuben R. McDaniel, Jr. --
Toward the Pattern Models of Creativity: Chaos, Complexity, Creativity/Krystyna C. Laycraft --
Emotions, Complexity, and INtelligence/Ann Gazzard.
Series Title: Advances in creativity and giftedness, v. 7.
Responsibility: edited by Don Ambrose, Rider University, USA, Bharath Sriraman, the University of Montana, USA, and Kathleen M. Pierce, Rider University, USA.

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This book represents a broad, interdisciplinary application of complexity theory to a wide variety of phenomena in general education, STEM education, learner diversity and special education, social emotional development, organizational leadership, urban planning, and the history of philosophy. The contributors provide nuanced analyses of the structures and dynamics of complex adaptive systems in these academic and professional fields.

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