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Complexity and education : inquiries into learning, teaching, and research

Author: Brent Davis; Dennis J Sumara
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the contributions, actual and potential, of complexity thinking to educational research and practice. While its focus is on the theoretical premises and the methodology, not specific applications, the aim is pragmatic--to present complexity thinking as an important and appropriate attitude for educators and educational researchers. Part I is concerned with global issues around complexity thinking,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brent Davis; Dennis J Sumara
ISBN: 0805859357 9780805859355 0805859349 9780805859348
OCLC Number: 300314010
Description: xii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Complexity thinking. What is "complexity"? ; What is "science"? ; The shape of complexity ; The network of complexity --
Complexity thinking, education, and educational inquiry. Descriptive complexity research : qualities of learning systems ; Descriptive complexity research : level-jumping ; Pragmatic complexity research : conditions of emergence ; Pragmatic complexity research : vital simultaneities.
Responsibility: Brent Davis, Dennis Sumara.

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Explores the contributions, actual and potential, of complexity thinking to educational research and practice. Focusing on the theoretical premises and the methodology, this book aims to present  Read more...

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"Brent Davis and Dennis Sumara study in depth the role of complexity in education, and they do this from the learning, teaching, and research perspectives."-PsycCRITIQUES

 
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