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Koopmans, Matthijs – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2018
Does creating small high schools have a beneficial impact on daily attendance? This question was addressed using time series analysis to examine the case of one urban transfer high school that serves students who previously dropped out of school. This analytical approach is uniquely suitable to examine the dynamical processes characterizing…
Descriptors: Small Schools, High Schools, Attendance, School Size
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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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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
Le Moigne, Jean-Louis – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2013
To better appreciate the contribution of the "paradigm of complexity" in Educational sciences, this paper proposes a framework discussing its cultural and historical roots. First, it focuses on Giambattista Vico's (1668-1744) critique of RenĂ© Descartes' method (1637), contrasting Cartesian's principles (evidence, disjunction, linear…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Research, Intervention, Systems Approach