Daily Archives: October 24, 2010

Emergence of a beautiful spiral – how to marry technology and life in designing virtual communities

Read Our inquiry is based on the theory of complexity applied to education. This means that the “linear, sequential, easily quantifiable ordering system dominating education today – one focusing on clear beginnings and definite endings—could give way to a more … Continue reading

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Complex responsive processes – An alternative interpretation of knowledge, knowing, and understanding

This paper offers as an alternative theoretical perspective to the growing collection of commentaries on and studies of certain complex dynamical phenomena—human knowledge and knowing. Specifically, this is an introduction to another complexity‐ related theoretical framework known as “complex responsive … Continue reading

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Chaos Theory and the Sciences of Complexity – Foundations for Transforming Education

Viewer Public education in the United States is an array of highly complex systems whose results have proven difficult to predict or control.  Similarly, the process of transforming a school system is highly complex and difficult to predict or control.  … Continue reading

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Chaos, Complexity and Entropy – A physics talk for non-physicists

Read Twentieth-century theoretical physics came out of the relativistic revolution and the quantum mechanical revolution. It was all about simplicity and continuity (in spite of quantum jumps). Its principal tool was calculus.  Its final expression was field theory. Twenty-first-century theoretical … Continue reading

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Complexity and Self-organization

This article introduces some of the main concepts and methods of the science studying complex, self-organizing systems, and networks, in a non-technical manner.  Complexity cannot be strictly defined, only situated in between order and disorder. A complex system is typically modeled as a collection … Continue reading

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