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The Resource The emergence of complexity : rethinking education as a social science, Paul Hager, David Beckett

The emergence of complexity : rethinking education as a social science, Paul Hager, David Beckett

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The emergence of complexity : rethinking education as a social science
Title
The emergence of complexity
Title remainder
rethinking education as a social science
Statement of responsibility
Paul Hager, David Beckett
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book centres on a broadened view of complexity that will enrich engagement with complexity in the social sciences. The key idea is to employ complexity theory to develop a holistic account of practice, agency and expertise. In doing so, the book acknowledges and builds upon the relational character of reductive accounts. It draws upon recent theoretical work on complexity, emergence and relationality to develop a novel account of practice, agency and expertise in and for workplaces. Biological, psychological and social aspects of these are integrated. This novel account overcomes problems in current views of practice, agency and expertise, which suffer from reductive, or fragmented, analyses, based upon individuals, groups, or networks. In retrieving the experiential richness of human activity - often esteemed as the basis of generative and creative life - this book shows how complexity both emerges from, and is, a non-reductive feature of, human experience, especially in daily work. "...an ambitiously wide-ranging volume, questioning the key tenets of respected approaches ..... and offering ..... 'novel accounts, which draw on features of complexity thinking.... ...But they go further than any of us in their argument that: 'whatever reductive moves are made, they 'flow from holistic accounts of relationality which have already affectively engaged the purposes of a co-present group. This is the intellectual contribution that is built consistently and persuasively across the chapters." Professor Emerita Anne Edwards, Oxford University "Hager and Beckett have written a book that will challenge more commonly held notions of agency, practice, skills, and learning. Centering their argument on complexity theory or, as they prefer, complexity thinking, Hager and Beckett argue that it is through relations that we raise questions about, gather data from, and make working sense of the complexity that surrounds us. Groups then, particularly small gr oups, hold and implement agentive power. And what the authors call co-present groups--ones in which holistic relationality occurs socially, and affectively in distinctive places--"draw us closer to each other, and harness our normativity by enabling negotiability and reason-giving." If your field of study involves anything remotely sociocultural in nature or if you are just interested in the complex ways we engage as humans with our worlds, you should find a place for this book in your library." Bob Fecho, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York NY, USA
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GW5XE
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Hager, Paul J
Dewey number
370.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB14.7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Beckett, David
Series statement
Perspectives on rethinking and reforming education,
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Education
Label
The emergence of complexity : rethinking education as a social science, Paul Hager, David Beckett
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Locating our Enquiry -- 2. Agency and Expertise -- 3. Issues Concerning Practice -- 4. Issues Concerning Related Topics Such as Skills, Competence, Abilities and Capabilities -- 5. Undertandings of Learning -- 6. The Concept of the Co-Present Group -- 7. Complex Systems and Complexity Thinking -- 8. Complexity Thinking and Co-Present Groups -- 9. Fresh Approaches to Agency and Learning -- 10. Fresh Approaches to Practice, Skills, Competence and Expertise
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 280 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030318390
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-31839-0
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-31
Other physical details
illustrations.
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com.springer.onix.9783030318390
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1123215915
Label
The emergence of complexity : rethinking education as a social science, Paul Hager, David Beckett
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Locating our Enquiry -- 2. Agency and Expertise -- 3. Issues Concerning Practice -- 4. Issues Concerning Related Topics Such as Skills, Competence, Abilities and Capabilities -- 5. Undertandings of Learning -- 6. The Concept of the Co-Present Group -- 7. Complex Systems and Complexity Thinking -- 8. Complexity Thinking and Co-Present Groups -- 9. Fresh Approaches to Agency and Learning -- 10. Fresh Approaches to Practice, Skills, Competence and Expertise
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 280 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030318390
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-31839-0
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-31
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783030318390
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1123215915

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