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Is complexity theory useful in describing classroom learning? - CReaTE

Is complexity theory useful in describing classroom learning? - CReaTE | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
RT @geogphil: Is complexity theory useful in describing classroom learning? http://t.co/6MCGjO2ios
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Modelling Learning Dynamics | Learning Emergence

"Shaofu Huang presented his doctoral research at a seminar of the Centre for Systems Learning and Leadership on Wednesday 24th April. This is an exciting application of complexity theory and systems modelling in the social sciences and demonstrates that for teachers, engaging students in deep learning is complex and unpredictable – more like a design challenge than a script to be followed."

 

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James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world? | Video on TED.com

James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system -- say, a swarm of birds -- is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works.
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Bijzonder interessant verhaal over hoe globale economische en financële netwerken tot macht leiden. Volgens de studie naar transnationale organisaties en bedrijven (600.000) waaraan Glattfelder meewerkte, zijn er 737 spelers die controle hebben over 80% van de aandeelhouderswaarde.  

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Bringing Things to Life - Creative Entanglements in a World of Materials.pdf

Bringing Things to Life - Creative Entanglements in a World of Materials.pdf | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

In his notebooks the painter Paul Klee repeatedly insisted, and demonstrated by example, that the processes of genesis and growth that give rise to forms in the world we inhabit are more important than the forms themselves. ‘Form is the end, death’, he wrote. ‘Form-giving is movement, action. Form-giving is life’
(Klee 1973: 269).

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Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice

Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
This PMI research project monograph by Dr Svetlana Cicmil, Dr Terry Cooke-Davies, Prof Lynn Crawford, Dr Kurt Richardson presents an understanding of what information theorists and scientists really mean when they use the terms complex and complexity through to an understanding of what project complexity means in practice.
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Around the Web: Complexity in (and out) of the Classroom

Around the Web: Complexity in (and out) of the Classroom | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

This week, a few thoughts about classroom complexity and positive ways to handle it.

For one thing, it's important that the students themselves play a major role in addressing complexity. 

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Embracing Complexity - Harvard Business Review

Embracing Complexity - Harvard Business Review | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

In his job as chief investment strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management, Michael J. Mauboussin has developed a healthy appreciation for complexity. Along the way—through his reports, books, teaching at Columbia Business School, and frequent conference appearances—he has become a leading exponent of how to navigate complex systems in financial markets and other aspects of life.

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Rethinking Geometric Complexity Theory

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Recently there has been a great deal of literature on category theory and computational complexity. On the other hand I am currently unsatisfied with geometric complexity theory and I think knot theory can be used to counteract this.
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Not so simple

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Harry Truman famously longed for a one-armed economist. Our 33rd president was tired of his economic advisers qualifying their counsel by saying but on the other hand. Reality is like that. It's complex.
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The New Foreign Policy Frontier - The Atlantic

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The New Foreign Policy FrontierThe AtlanticHere complexity theory and network theory offer more answers than game theory; neuroscience, psychology, and sociology often provide better insights and solutions than political science and economics.
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Eric Berlow: How complexity leads to simplicity | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution.
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TEDxBoston - César A. Hidalgo - Global Product Space

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Global Economic Development: The Product Space and the Evolution of the Wealth of Nations from the Perspective of a Complexity Scientist About TEDx, x = inde...
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Visions from Two Theories: Bauwens' “partner state” (part 1 of 2 ...

Visions from Two Theories: Bauwens' “partner state” (part 1 of 2 ... | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
That reflects his partly-Marxist orientation, as well as his interests in social evolution, Kondratieff waves, and complexity theory. The longer the time perspective, the more interesting for TIMN. ...
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What Bird Flocks And Fish Schools Can Teach Us About The Future : NPR

What Bird Flocks And Fish Schools Can Teach Us About The Future : NPR | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Birds flock. Insects swarm. Fish swim in schools. These are all examples of collective behavior, a concept that has fascinated scientists for decades.
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The Complexity Leadership Theory (CLT)

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The Complexity Leadership Theory (CLT) starts with the notion of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS), which are a basic unit of analysis in complexity science.
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Interdisciplinarity and complexity – An evolving relationship

Interdisciplinarity and complexity – An evolving relationship | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
In recent decades, the ideas of interdisciplinarity and complexity have become increasingly entwined. This convergence invites an exploration of the links and their implications. The implications s...
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New theory of moral behavior may explain recent ethical lapses in banking industry

New theory of moral behavior may explain recent ethical lapses in banking industry | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Why do some people behave morally while others do not? Sociologists have developed a theory of the moral self that may help explain the ethical lapses in the banking, investment and mortgage-lending industries that nearly ruined the U.S.
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Research, Wave Theory and Curiosity - Thoughts and Videos

Research, Wave Theory and Curiosity - Thoughts and Videos | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
I would explore and reflect on Research, Wave Theory and Curiosity in this post.

Research

I have changed my way of doing research through my blog posts: quite a bit.
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Complexity as a Theory of Education

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Brent Davis and Dennis Sumara - Research paper

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Through The Lens Of Complexity Theory : Concepts For Managing Change

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Through The Lens Of Complexity Theory : Concepts For Managing Change | #management #whitepaper 

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Complex system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Complex system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
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Theory of the Firm, by Phin Upham - GroundReport

Theory of the Firm, by Phin Upham - GroundReport | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Theory of the Firm, by Phin UphamGroundReportThompson identifies one of the core tenants of contingency theory when he argues that 1) each complex organization will be differently structures due to the complexity of its task environments and the...
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Carcinogenesis is just another form of speciation, proposes new theory - News-Medical.net

Carcinogenesis is just another form of speciation, proposes new theory - News-Medical.net | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Carcinogenesis is just another form of speciation, proposes new theoryNews-Medical.net"Cancer is comparable to a bacterial level of complexity, but still autonomous, that is, it doesn't depend on other cells for survival; it doesn't follow orders...
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Interactive Agency Intern: Google World

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... a handle on computer science, many branches of philosophy (from epistemology to ethics), information science, cyberlaw, media studies, sociology of knowledge, public policy, economics, and even complexity theory.
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the ITIL Galaxy and Beyond

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the ITIL Galaxy and Beyond | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Chaos Theory: “Complex systems seem to strike a balance between the need for order and the imperative to change"
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