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Complexity and the Future of Education

The increasing pace of what French philosopher-paleoanthropologist Teilhard de Chardin characterized as the “complexification of human circumstances” has made the nexus between complexity and education a timely and purposeful subject for examination.

On The Horizon announces a Special Issue on “Complexity and the Future of Education,” and invites authors to submit papers addressing the implications of… Continue

Added by Paul Schumann on September 6, 2010 at 12:08pm — No Comments

1, 2, a Few, Many

The purpose of this article is to give a brief history of the development of complexity science for people unfamiliar with the details of complexity science, describe the different types of complexity, discuss examples of the types of complexity, and introduce some ideas about how complexity could be introduced into education. This essay summarizes other work in the field of complexity science, and organizes the results in a… Continue

Added by Paul Schumann on September 6, 2010 at 11:26am — No Comments

Sharing Some of My Knowledge

I'm a futurist and innovation consultant. Over the next two months I'm going to be sharing my knowledge in webinars at no charge. The schedule is:

July 23: Widgets, Folksonomies, Mashups and Syndication: An Introduction to Web 2.0

August 6: Market Intelligence… Continue

Added by Paul Schumann on July 9, 2009 at 10:27am — No Comments

Thoughts on Innovation Systems

In Complexity: A Guided Tour, Melanie Mitchell wrote about a series of questions that were being circulated among complexity scientists. I liked the questions very much and thought that they also applied to work on innovation systems. So, I’ve modified them for that application:

1. Why did you begin working with innovation systems?

2. How would you define an… Continue

Added by Paul Schumann on July 9, 2009 at 10:17am — No Comments


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