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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.
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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brent Davis; Dennis J Sumara
ISBN: 0805859349 9780805859348 0805859357 9780805859355
OCLC Number: 64486632
Description: xii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 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.
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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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