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Marchand, Gwen C.; Hilpert, Jonathan C. – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2018
As complex systems approaches to research gain a foothold in educational research, educational researchers may be faced with unique study design challenges. Studies that do not target appropriate levels of analysis or do not capture variable change over time at a fine enough granularity run the risk of missing complex, dynamic, and emergent…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Research Design, Systems Approach
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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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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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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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Collins, Steve; Ting, Hermia – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2014
The profession of teaching is unique because of the extent to which a teacher becomes involved in the lives of their "clients". The level of care required to support students well can be intense, confusing, and overwhelming. Relationships co-evolve within an ever-changing process and care is considered an essential aspect of complex relationships…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Caring, Ethics, Guidelines
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Guevara, Porfirio – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2014
This article identifies elements and connections that seem to be relevant to explain persistent aggregate behavioral patterns in educational systems when using complex dynamical systems modeling and simulation approaches. Several studies have shown what factors are at play in educational fields, but confusion still remains about the underlying…
Descriptors: Demography, Models, Simulation, Systems Approach
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Alhadeff-Jones, Michel – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2013
This paper defines a theoretical framework aiming to support the actions and reflections of researchers looking for a "method" in order to critically conceive the complexity of a scientific process of research. First, it starts with a brief overview of the core assumptions framing Morin's "paradigm of complexity" and Le…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Systems Approach, Scientific Methodology, Models