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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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Collins, Steve; Ting, Hermia – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2017
This article differentiates approaches to school-based teacher education. It contrasts the pervasive apprenticeship model, to a "naturally integrated" school-based teacher education program that we describe as a complex learning system. Rather than view teacher education as fragmented by separating educational theory (physically based on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Systems Approach, Public Schools
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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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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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Van Geert, Paul; Steenbeek, Henderien – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2014
The notion of complexity--as in "education is a complex system"--has two different meanings. On the one hand, there is the epistemic connotation, with "Complex" meaning "difficult to understand, hard to control". On the other hand, complex has a technical meaning, referring to systems composed of many interacting…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Educational Research