|Mason, Mark (ed.)|
Complexity Theory and the Philosophy of Education
Educational Philosophy and Theory Special Issues
1. Edition October 2008
2008. 254 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-8042-9 - John Wiley & Sons
E-Books are also available on all known E-Book shops.
Developed principally in the fields of physics, biology, chemistry, and economics, complexity theory is now being applied more broadly to the social sciences and to the study of education. It is a theory that engages with complex wholes, with dynamic systems or ecologies, with the complex web of interrelated and contingent factors that contribute to particular outcomes or phenomena. Contributors to this volume introduce these and other concepts of complexity theory and consider its implications for educational change.
From the contents
Foreword: Complexity and knowledge systems: Michael A. Peters.
1. Complexity Theory and the Philosophy of Education: Mark Mason.
2. Educational Philosophy and the Challenge of Complexity Theory: Keith Morrison.
3. What Is Complexity Theory and What Are Its Implications for Educational Change?: Mark Mason.
4. Complexity and Education: Vital simultaneities: Brent Davis.
5. Three Generations of Complexity Theories: Nuances and ambiguities: Michel Alhadeff-Jones.
6. On the Creative Logic of Education, or: Re-reading Dewey through the lens of complexity science: Inna Semetsky.
7. Foucault as Complexity Theorist: Overcoming the problems of classical philosophical analysis: Mark Olssen.
8. Complex Systems and Educational Change: Towards a new research agenda: Jay L. Lemke & Nora H. Sabelli.
9. Human Research and Complexity Theory: James Horn.
10. Complexity and Truth in Educational Research: Mike Radford.
11. 'Knowledge Must Be Contextual': Some possible implications of complexity and dynamic systems theories for educational research: Tamsin Haggis.
12. Complexity and Educational Research: A critical reflection: Lesley Kuhn.
13. Complexity and the Culture of Curriculum: William E. Doll.
14. From Representation to Emergence: Complexity's challenge to the epistemology of schooling: Deborah Osberg, Gert Biesta & Paul Cilliers.
15. Educating Consciousness through Literary Experiences: Dennis Sumara, Rebecca Luce-Kapler & Tammy Iftody.
Notes on Contributors.