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Yoon, Susan A.; Goh, Sao-Ee; Yang, Zhitong – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2019
Recent research on what students know about complex systems shows that they typically have challenges in understanding particular system ideas such as nonlinearity, complex causality, and decentralized control. Yet this research has yet to adopt a systematic approach to learning about complex systems in an ordered way in line with the Next…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Models, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Sanford, Katherine Jane; Hopper, Timothy Frank; Starr, Lisa – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2015
In order for teacher education programs to act as significant scaffolds in supporting new teachers to become informed, creative and innovative members of a highly complex and valuable profession, we need to re-imagine ways in which teacher education programs operate. We need to re-imagine how courses are conceptualized and connected, how learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Case Studies
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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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Gilstrap, Donald L. – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2013
In addition to qualitative methods presented in chaos and complexity theories in educational research, this article addresses quantitative methods that may show potential for future research studies. Although much in the social and behavioral sciences literature has focused on computer simulations, this article explores current chaos and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Social Science Research, Behavioral Science Research, Statistical Analysis
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Bastrup-Birk, Henriette; Wildemeersch, Danny – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2013
This paper aims at contributing to new ways of thinking about democratic education. We discuss how revisiting this concept may help raise fresh questions in relation to non-formal fora grappling with intricate sustainability issues that span international borders. Starting from Rancière's ideas on democracy, we first examine a conception of…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Sustainability, Difficulty Level