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Järvensivu, Anu; Pulkki, Jutta – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2020
The chaos theory of careers was applied to identify the connections between multiple jobholders' careers and societal change. Multiple job holding is a form of employment that consists of two or more overlapping jobs. Six interviews with men born in the 1960s in Finnish North Karelia, whose multiple job holding included agricultural and forestry…
Descriptors: Multiple Employment, Career Development, Social Change, Social Theories
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Odrowaz-Coates, Anna – Education as Change, 2020
This article draws on chaos theory to critically analyse the recent higher education reforms that have been taking place in Poland. The argument launched in this article aims to show that the reforms are based primarily on neoliberal foundations and to expose the linguistic dominance of the English language in neoliberal settings. The English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Neoliberalism, Higher Education
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Snell, Joel – College Student Journal, 2017
Chaos theory analysis is introduced to college campuses, bully-victim, and strategies to calm bully victim behavior. The author borrows from both literature and personal experience with ways to deal with bullies. Scenarios are also introduced. More literature review did not generate more strategies. Roughly 20 are described. The author also…
Descriptors: Bullying, College Students, Victims, Vignettes
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Bright, Jim E. H.; Pryor, Robert G. L. – Journal of Employment Counseling, 2011
The Chaos Theory of Careers (CTC; Pryor & Bright, 2011) construes both individuals and the contexts in which they develop their careers in terms of complex dynamical systems. Such systems perpetually operate under influences of stability and change both internally and in relation to each other. The CTC introduces new concepts to account for…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Career Counseling, Counseling Services, Counseling Theories
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Pryor, Robert G. L. – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2010
Theory in career development counselling provides a map that counsellors can use to understand and structure the career counselling process. It also provides a means to communicate this understanding and structuring to their clients as part of the counselling intervention. The chaos theory of careers draws attention to the complexity,…
Descriptors: Careers, Systems Approach, Career Development, Career Counseling
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Akmansoy, Vesile; Kartal, Sadik – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
Discussions have arisen regarding the application of the new paradigms of chaos theory to social sciences as compared to physical sciences. This study examines what role chaos theory has within the education process and what effect it has by describing the views of university faculty regarding chaos and education. The participants in this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Greco, Valeria; Spagnolo, Salvatore – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Chaos theory is not present in the Italian school curricula and textbooks in spite of being present in many topics of classical physics and in everyday life. Chaotic dynamics, in fact, are involved in phenomena easily accessible to everyone or in events experienced by most people in their lives (the dripping of a faucet which keeps people awoken…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Informal Education, High School Students, Physics
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McIlveen, Peter – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2014
This paper is an explication of the conceptual underpinnings of a new, narrative career counselling method: fluttering-hope. The method presents a new approach to addressing repetition compulsion, a condition characterised by repeated career-destructive behaviour and experiences of failure. Fluttering-hope is formulated on the basis of the chaos…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Repetition, Failure
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Borg, Tony; Bright, Jim E. H.; Pryor, Robert G. L. – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2014
A key postulate of the Chaos Theory of Careers is the significant influence of change, in general, and unplanned change, in particular, on individuals' career development. This qualitative research study investigated the perceived incident and impact of such change in the career paths of 55 high school graduates from the same class. Using a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Career Counseling, Counseling Theories, High School Graduates
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Law, Ada K.; Amundson, Norman E.; Alden, Lynn E. – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2014
A primary tenet of Pryor and Bright's Chaos Theory of Careers is that our world is full of change and unpredictability. When it comes to career development, rather than relying solely on good planning, one should accept and embrace unexpected changes and think creatively about possibilities. Although the Chaos Theory of Careers approach to…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Career Development
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Amundson, Norman E.; Mills, Lauri M.; Smith, Barbara A. – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2014
The complex, unpredictable and globalized nature of the current labor market challenges the assumptions and utility of traditional career development theories, with new approaches needed in order to help workers navigate their career experience. This article highlights the characteristics of globalization and the changing economic, cultural,…
Descriptors: Career Development, Global Approach, Theories, Employment
Butler, Sara Griffiths – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative dissertation explores how the principal's leadership roles build capacity for change and how chaos theory contributes to this understanding. The roles studied include distributive leadership, moral leadership, social justice leadership, democratic leadership, and instructional leadership. The tenets of chaos theory examined…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Leadership Role, Capacity Building
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Snell, Joel – Education, 2009
Chaos theory is often associated with post modernism. However, one may make the point that both terms are misunderstood. The point of this article is to define both terms and indicate their relationship. Description: Chaos theory is associated with a definition of a theory dealing with variables (butterflies) that are not directly related to a…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Scientific Methodology, Postmodernism, Philosophy
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Lambert, Philip A. – Creativity Research Journal, 2020
For many years, creativity research had been yielding contradictory results. More recently, these results have come to be regarded as creativity paradoxes. This research reviews a growing body of evidence that highly creative people tend to operate, either simultaneously or dynamically, at extremes along continuums, where the extremes are…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Thinking, Systems Approach, Individual Characteristics
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Pryor, Robert G. L.; Bright, James E. H. – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2012
Failing is a neglected topic in career development theory and counselling practice. Most theories see failing as simply the opposite of success and something to be avoided. It is contended that the Chaos Theory of Careers with its emphasis on complexity, uncertainty and consequent human imitations, provides a conceptually coherent account of…
Descriptors: Career Development, Failure, Career Counseling, Theory Practice Relationship
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