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Towlson, Emma K.; Sheetz, Lori; Gera, Ralucca; Roginski, Jon W.; Cramer, Catherine B.; Uzzo, Stephen; Sayama, Hiroki – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2018
Our educational systems must prepare students for an increasingly complex and interconnected future, but teachers facing this task are not equipped to prepare students to succeed. Network science--the study of how biological, social, physical and technological systems interconnect, how the structure of those connections evolve over time, and how…
Descriptors: Teacher Workshops, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Curriculum Development
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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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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