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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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Curin, Raquel Isabel Barrera – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2015
At one time or another, all researchers in mathematics education must face the rather complex question of their epistemological foundations. Discussing epistemological foundations naturally leads to a conversation about theories. Theories and epistemological foundations work in a circular fashion: theories can have epistemological foundations and…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Mathematics Education, Educational Researchers, Educational Research
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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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Barney, Lee S.; Maughan, Bryan D. – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2015
Students learn best when teachers get out of the way. Unfortunately, university classrooms continue to be intensely teacher-centric, are driven by the teacher's agenda and calendar, and embrace simple models rather than complex alternatives. These simple types of learning environments frustrate students' development of the risk-­taking and choice…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Risk
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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