Daily Archives: January 29, 2016

The Emergence of Complexity in Language: An Evolutionary Perspective

Like an increasing number of linguists and other scholars especially interested in the evolution and/or the ontogenetic development of language, the author claims that languages are complex adaptive systems (CAS). These have been characterized as reflecting complex dynamics of interactive … Continue reading

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The Evolutionary Unfolding of Complexity

We analyze the population dynamics of a broad class of  fitness functions that exhibit epochal evolution – a dynamical behavior commonly observed in both natural and artificial evolutionary processes in which long periods of stasis in an evolving population are … Continue reading

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Self-organization and the Emergence of Complexity in Ecological Systems

What explains the remarkable regularities in distribution and abundance of species, in size distributions of organisms, or in patterns of nutrient use? How does the biosphere maintain exactly the right conditions necessary for life as we know it? Gaia theory … Continue reading

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From Individual to Collective Intentionality

Book – Many of the things we do, we do together with other people. Think of carpooling and playing tennis. In the past two or three decades, it has become increasingly popular to analyze such collective actions in terms of … Continue reading

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Innovating Pedagogy 2015

This series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This fourth report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency and are having an … Continue reading

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Creativity in Education: Clearness in Perception, Vigorousness in Curiosity

This article is based on the proposition that a process of creativity may be experienced in education in situation where an individual’s (learner’s) perception is kept clear and his curiosity is vigorous. An attempt to clarify this proposition is made … Continue reading

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