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ERIC Number: EJ1134675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2159-1474
Look, Think, Act: Using Critical Action Research to Sustain Reform in Complex Teaching/Learning Ecologies
Patterson, Leslie; Baldwin, Shelia; Araujo, Juan; Shearer, Ragina; Stewart, Mary Amanda
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, v3 n3 p139-157 2010
This paper argues that educators interested in sustainability should look to complexity science for guiding principles. When we view our classrooms and campuses as living, dynamic ecologies, we can, as insiders, make sense of what might otherwise seem chaotic or meaningless. This perspective enables us not only to describe and explain what is happening around us, but also to use our findings to influence emerging patterns across our classrooms, campuses, or our larger communities. We suggest that educators use a Look, Think, Act cycle recommended by Professor Ernie Stringer to encourage and support sustainable school reform.
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Language: English
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