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Koopmans, Matthijs – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2017
In the United States, high school attendance and drop-out are important policy concerns receiving extensive coverage in the research literature. Traditionally, the focus in this work is on the summary of dropout rates and mean attendance rates in specific schools, regions or socio-economic groups. However, the question how stable those attendance…
Descriptors: Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Observation, High Schools
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Sayama, Hiroki; Cramer, Catherine; Sheetz, Lori; Uzzo, Stephen – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2017
This short article presents a summary of the NetSciEd (Network Science and Education) initiative that aims to address the need for curricula, resources, accessible materials, and tools for introducing K-12 students and the general public to the concept of networks, a crucial framework in understanding complexity. NetSciEd activities include (1)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Networks, High Schools, Outreach Programs
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Koponen, Ismo T.; Kokkonen, Tommi; Nousiainen, Maiji – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2017
We discuss here conceptual change and the formation of robust learning outcomes from the viewpoint of complex dynamic systems (CDS). The CDS view considers students' conceptions as context dependent and multifaceted structures which depend on the context of their application. In the CDS view the conceptual patterns (i.e. intuitive conceptions…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Systems Approach, Intuition, Context Effect
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Stamovlasis, Dimitrios – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2017
This paper discusses investigations in science education addressing the nonlinear dynamical hypothesis. Learning science is a suitable field for applying interdisciplinary research and predominately for testing psychological theories. It was demonstrated that in this area the paradigm of complexity and nonlinear dynamics have offered theoretical…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Predictor Variables
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Fromberg, Doris Pronin – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2017
There are similar, non-linear complex dynamical systems that underlie the epigenetic development of young children. This paper discusses the confluence of research on brain functions; a body or research that informs the characteristics of young children's play and imagination; and the ways in which young children acquire fresh perceptions and…
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Early Reading, Young Children, Brain
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Jörg, Ton – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2017
Reinventing education is the ultimate aim of this contribution. The approach taken is a radical new complexity-inspired bottom-up approach which shows complexity as the fount of creativity and innovation. Organizing complexity accordingly may be the foundation for a new complexified vision of education. It all starts with new thinking in…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Educational Change, Creativity, Interaction
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Steenbeek, Henderien; van Vondel, Sabine; van Geert, Paul – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2017
This article concentrates on the question what kind of model--conceptual and statistical--can serve as a good working model for the study of learning and teaching processes qua processes. We claim that a good way of answering this question is to begin by observing a teaching and learning process as, where, and when it occurs. In addition, a…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Learning Processes, Group Dynamics, Models
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Pennings, Helena J. M. – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2017
In the present study, complex dynamic systems theory and interpersonal theory are combined to describe the teacher-student interactions of two teachers with different interpersonal styles. The aim was to show and explain the added value of looking at different steps in the analysis of behavioral time-series data (i.e., observations of teacher and…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Case Studies, Interpersonal Relationship, Questionnaires
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Collins, Steve; Ting, Hermia – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2017
This article differentiates approaches to school-based teacher education. It contrasts the pervasive apprenticeship model, to a "naturally integrated" school-based teacher education program that we describe as a complex learning system. Rather than view teacher education as fragmented by separating educational theory (physically based on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Systems Approach, Public Schools
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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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Ludlow, Larry; Ell, Fiona; Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Newton, Avery; Trefcer, Kaitlin; Klein, Kelsey; Grudnoff, Lexie; Haigh, Mavis; Hill, Mary F. – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2017
Our purpose is to provide an exploratory statistical representation of initial teacher education as a complex system comprised of dynamic influential elements. More precisely, we reveal what the system looks like for differently-positioned teacher education stakeholders based on our framework for gathering, statistically analyzing, and graphically…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Preservice Teacher Education, Statistical Analysis, Stakeholders
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Wetzels, Annemie; Steenbeek, Henderien; Van Geert, Paul – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2016
This article describes the effectiveness and sustainability of teacher professional development interventions from a complexity viewpoint as well as a more "standard" viewpoint. The first aim of this study is to give a theoretical overview of effective aspects of interventions regarding teachers' professionalizing using recent…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Instructional Design
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White, David G.; Levin, James A. – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2016
The goal of this research study has been to develop, implement, and evaluate a school reform design experiment at a continuation high school with low-income, low-performing underrepresented minority students. The complexity sciences served as a theoretical framework for this design experiment. Treating an innovative college preparatory program as…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Low Income, Low Achievement
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Kershner, Brad; McQuillan, Patrick – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2016
This paper utilizes the theoretical framework of complexity theory to compare and contrast leadership and educational change in two urban schools. Drawing on the notion of a complex adaptive system--an interdependent network of interacting elements that learns and evolves in adapting to an ever-shifting context--our case studies seek to reveal the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Case Studies, Leadership Effectiveness
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Laidlaw, Linda; Wong, Suzanna So-Har – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2016
This article presents and describes how we have used notions and structures informed by complexity thinking to shape new descriptions and approaches to understanding "new literacy" practices with young learners. Using data from two studies: a two year project working with kindergarten children using drama and digital tools to develop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education
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