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Pellas, Nikolaos – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2014
Nowadays, the dissemination and exploitation of three-dimensional (3D) multi-user virtual worlds in higher education have been disclosed from their widespread acceptance as candidate learning platforms. However, it is still lacking a theoretical cybernetic macro-script to elaborate the coordination of multiple complex interactions among…
Descriptors: Cybernetics, Organizational Development, Scripts, Computer Assisted Instruction
Douglas, Pamela A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This quantitative, nonexperimental study used survey research design and nonparametric statistics to investigate Birnbaum's (1988) theory that there is a relationship between the constructs of leadership and organization, as depicted in his five higher education models of organizational functioning: bureaucratic, collegial, political,…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Theories, Correlation
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Reinertsen, Anne Beate – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This article is about developing school-based self-assessing recursive pedagogies and case/action research practices and/or approaches in schools, and teachers, teacher researchers and researchers simultaneously producing and theorising their own practices using second-order cybernetics as a thinking tool. It is a move towards pragmatic…
Descriptors: Cybernetics, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries
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Sadyrin, Vladimir Vitalievich; Potapova, Marina Vladimirovna; Gnatyshina, Elena Alexandrovna; Uvarina, Nataliya Viktorovna; Danilova, Viktoriya Valerievna – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Modern scientific literature views issues on adaptation based on various aspects: biological, medical, pedagogical, sociological, cybernetic, interdisciplinary, etc. The given article is devoted to the analysis of the problem of adaptation as social and psychological phenomenon including peculiarities of its functioning in the conditions of social…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Social Environment, Cultural Differences, Change Strategies
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Johnson, Mark William; Sherlock, David – Interactive Learning Environments, 2014
The Personal Learning Environment (PLE) has been presented in a number of guises over a period of 10 years as an intervention which seeks the reorganisation of educational technology through shifting the "locus of control" of technology towards the learner. In the intervening period to the present, a number of initiatives have attempted…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Intervention, Educational Technology, Locus of Control
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Koopmans, Matthijs – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2017
There is considerable variation in the dynamical literature in how the term "complexity" is used. While there have been several attempts to describe from an educational perspective what complexity encompasses, the term is frequently used without an explicit definition. To forge a shared understanding of what complexity means, the purpose…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Definitions, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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Marx, Jonathan I.; Miller, Lee Q. – Educational Gerontology, 2009
Although the title of the course, Combating Loneliness among Older People in Contemporary Society, states a clear goal, our service-learning class was shaped by five guiding parameters. By avoiding certain things, we allowed the course to self-organize and evolve into a learning experience beyond the one originally envisioned. This paper…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Cybernetics, Learning Experience, Instructional Design
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Scheerens, Jaap – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2015
Following Snow's (1973) description of an "inductive" process of theory formation, this article addresses the organization of the knowledge base on school effectiveness. A multilevel presentation stimulated the conceptualization of educational effectiveness as an integration of system-level, school-level, and classroom-level…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Educational Theories, Concept Formation, Systems Analysis
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Gotch, Chad M.; Roduta Roberts, Mary – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2018
As the primary interface between test developers and multiple educational stakeholders, score reports are a critical component to the success (or failure) of any assessment program. The purpose of this review is to document recent research on individual-level score reporting to advance the research and practice of score reporting. We conducted a…
Descriptors: Scores, Models, Correlation, Stakeholders
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Bradley, Joff P. N. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2018
In thinking the passage from the "all-human cerebrum" (H.G. Wells) to what one might call the contemporary "all-too-human" cerebrum in neo-liberal societies and beyond to the "all-too-transhuman" cerebrum in the cybernetic society, in contrasting Wells's idea of a new world order with the dystopia of the disordering…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism, Social Systems
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Levin-Rozalis, Miri – Evaluation and Program Planning, 2010
This paper addresses the issue of the knowledge gap between evaluators and the entity being evaluated: the dilemma of the knowledge of professional evaluators vs. the in-depth knowledge of the evaluated subjects. In order to optimize evaluative outcomes, the author suggests an approach based on ideas borrowed from the science of cybernetics as a…
Descriptors: Cybernetics, Evaluators, Knowledge Level, Evaluation Methods
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Ramirez, Gabriel A. – Learning Organization, 2012
Purpose: Sustainability is, in itself, the idea of a harmonic answer to the dual nature of the most pressing problem for global society. Most of the problems dealing with sustainability concern its dual and contradictory nature. That paradoxical reality is in no way a unique feature of sustainability; its universal pervasiveness is demonstrated by…
Descriptors: Classification, Learning Processes, Cybernetics, Sustainable Development
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Zinnatova, Mariya V.; Zeer, Evald F.; Zavyalova, Ekaterina V.; Sorokin, Vladimir ?.; Yudina, Marina S. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The ever more growing relevance of the issue under evaluation is explained by the wide expansion of digital technology that leads to the necessity to ensure cybernetic wellness of the population, especially the young. The goal of this article is to detect the psychological peculiarities of the Internet dependence of the youth. The leading approach…
Descriptors: Internet, Wellness, Youth, Computer Use
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Millwood, Richard; Powell, Stephen – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: This paper seeks to describe and analyse an approach to course design as part of a strategic, technology-inspired, cross-university intervention to widen participation. A curriculum framework was developed for students who wished to make their work the focus of their study and could not readily access current university provision. A…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Intervention, Action Research, Cybernetics
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Herrera, Linda; Peters, Michael A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
The year 2010 was named the Year of Social Media, a technology of communication and for creating and exchanging "User Generated Content". The year 2010 also marked the start of the Arab revolts where, in Tunisia and Egypt, social media served as a critical platform for expressing dissent, organizing, and providing citizen media accounts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Social Networks, Internet
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